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Egypt court gives Mursi life in prison in espionage case

Agencies | Updated: 2015-06-16 18:39

Egypt court gives Mursi life in prison in espionage case

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi looks on during his appearance in court on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, June 2, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to 25 years in prison on Tuesday in a case related to conspiring with foreign groups.

The general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie was also sentenced to 25 years in jail in the same case. In total, 17 were given life sentences.

The court also sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat el-Shater and two others to death in the same case.

Death sentences were also handed to 13 other defendants in absentia.

The verdicts can be appealed.

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