Court upholds ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi's life sentence

Court upholds lifetime sentence against Morsi over spying for Qatar

An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld the life sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in what is known as the Qatar espionage case.

The ruling came after lawyers appealed the initial 2016 sentencing.

The court on Saturday dismissed an additional sentence of 15 years handed to Morsi for a different charge in the same espionage case, but upheld the 25-year life sentence.

The documents allegedly include information on general and military intelligence, armed forces and state policy secrets which harm the national security.

Egypt's Court of Cassation reduced Morsi's sentence in the Qatar case to 25 years in its final ruling, from an original 40 years.

He was elected in 2012 but overthrown a year later when millions took to the streets to protest against his rule, claiming that he had failed to represent the wider...

Morsi was immediately arrested after the coup and Sisi has been the president of the country since 2013.

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Egyptian-Qatari ties have been strained since Morsi's military ouster, due in large part to the Gulf nation's support of the Muslim Brotherhood group, which has now been branded a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government.

Morsi served as Egypt's first democratically-elected president after the fall of former dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

A court overturned a death sentence in another trial over prison breaks and violence during the 2011 revolt, pending a retrial.

In a separate case, the court condemned to death seven people for membership of a militant group affiliated to the ISIS group in Libya.

The court will give its final sentence against another 13 accused with the same charges in November 25.

The defendants are also charged with participating in the beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya.

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