Egypt court jails ousted president over insulting judiciary

CAIRO: An Egyptian court has convicted former Islamist President Muhammad Mursi and 18 others over insulting the judiciary, sentencing them to three years in prison.
Among defendants in the case are prominent rights activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah and political analyst Amr Hamzawy, both of whom were fined 30,000 Egyptian pounds ($1,688). Abdel-Fattah is serving a five-year sentence for taking part in an illegal protest in 2013. Hamzawy lives in exile.
Saturday’s verdict can be appealed.

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Publish date : 30 December 2017 | 2:50 pm

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