Egypt death sentence for Morsi, 100 others alarms US, EU
The United States and Europe expressed alarm at death sentences for Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and dozens of others, a verdict experts called a declaration of "total war" on his Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi was among more than 100 defendants given the death penalty Saturday for their role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising. He ruled for only a year before huge protests spurred then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to overthrow him in July 2013. Sisi won a presidential election in May 2014 backed by Egyptians tired of political turmoil in the world's most populous Arab nation following the 2011 revolt against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
17 May, 2015 Morsi verdict alarms US, experts see ‘war’ on Brotherhood The United States expressed alarm Sunday at death sentences for Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and dozens of others, a verdict experts called a declaration of "total war" on his Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi was among more than 100 defendants given the death penalty Saturday for […]
19 April, 2015 Egypt’s Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power. He also faces the death penalty in two other trials, including one in which he is […]
1 February, 2014 Trial of Egypt’s ousted leader resumes CAIRO (AP) — A lawyer for Egypt's ousted president on Saturday told a Cairo court that it lacked jurisdiction to try Mohammed Morsi, saying the Islamist leader remained Egypt's legitimate president because there has been no official decree removing him from office.
23 June, 2013 Egypt court: Brotherhood members planned jailbreak CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court said Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood members conspired with Hamas, Hezbollah and local militants to storm a prison in 2011 and free 34 Brotherhood leaders, including the future President Mohammed Morsi.