Ousted Egyptian president gets 20 years in prison

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Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was on trial along with 12 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood for the torture and killing of opposition protesters, but it’s only one of several cases against the ousted president. CCTV’s Adel El Mahrouky filed this report from Cairo.

Ousted Egyptian president gets 20 years in prison

Ousted Egyptian president gets 20 years in prison

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was on trial along with 12 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood for the torture and killing of opposition protesters. But it's only one of several cases against the ousted president. CCTV's Adel El Mahrouky filed this report from Cairo.

Highlights:

  • Ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 12 other Muslim Brotherhood members received 20 years each.
  • The accused were found guilty of resorting to violence, abductions and torture during protests at the presidential palace, but the judge found no evidence of premeditated murder.

Mokhtar Awad on Mohammed Morsi’s sentencing
For more on the verdict against Egypt’s former president, CCTV spoke to Mokhtar Awad from the Center for American Progress. He’s part of their National Security and International Policy team.

Mokhtar Awad on Mohammed Morsi's sentencing

Mokhtar Awad on Mohammed Morsi's sentencing

For more on the verdict against Egypt's former president, CCTV spoke to Mokhtar Awad from the Center for American Progress. He's part of their National Security and International Policy team.