Morsi Death Sentence Overturned

Morsi Death Sentence Overturned

Egypt’s court of cassation has overturned a death sentence against the country’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi, according to reports from the Reuters and AFP news agencies.

The court also ordered a retrial on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing judicial sources.

Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Morsi was overthrown by a military coup in July 2013 after having served just one year of a four-year term.

The organisation to which he belonged, the Muslim Brotherhood, has since been outlawed.

A government crackdown on the movement, as well as other groups, has resulted in tens of thousands of arrests and mass trials.

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