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Mohamed Mursi handed 20-year sentence for inciting killing of protesters

Egypt’s former president, Mohamed Mursi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for inciting the killing of protesters. In 2012, mass rallies were

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Mohamed Mursi handed 20-year sentence for inciting killing of protesters

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Egypt’s former president, Mohamed Mursi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for inciting the killing of protesters.

In 2012, mass rallies were held to protest against his rule. The police refused Mursi’s command to disperse the demonstrators and his Muslim Brotherhood Party stepped in.

Eleven people died in the ensuing clashes.

The Muslim Brotherhood has since been banned by Egyptian authorities and thousands of Mursi’s supporters have been arrested.

‘Victim of political coup’

Mursi denies the authority of the court, claiming he is the victim of a political coup.

The ruling is the first in a number of trials the ousted leader is facing, some of which carry the death penalty.