Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail

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The sentence will be appealed by Morsi’s legal team. Mohammed Morsi will be also sentenced for colluding with foreign militants in a plot to free Islamists in mass prison breaks during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, for espionage and conspiring to commit terrorist acts in Egypt with the Palestinian movement Hamas, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and for Endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar via the Doha-based Al Jazeera network.. He was the fifth President of Egypt from 30 June 2012 to 3 July 2013. As president, Morsi granted himself unlimited powers and the power to legislate without judicial oversight or review of his acts.

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