Egyptian court confirms 20-year-prison sentence on Mursi

Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Mursi behind bars at a court on the outskirts of Cairo on June 21, 2015. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Saturday (Oct 22).
Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Mursi behind bars at a court on the outskirts of Cairo on June 21, 2015. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Saturday (Oct 22). PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO (REUTERS) - An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday (Oct 22), judicial sources told Reuters.

It is the first final verdict against Mursi on charges arising from the killing of protesters during demonstrations in 2012.

Mursi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, faces charges in other cases including leaking secrets to Qatar, conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas to destabilize Egypt, and organizing a jailbreak during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.