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Egypt's Mursi sentenced to life in prison for conspiring with foreign groups

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

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Egypt's Mursi sentenced to life in prison for conspiring with foreign groups

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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.

Mursi will be sentenced on other charges including his part in a mass prison break in the lead up to the overthrow of his predecessor Hosni Mubarak. An earlier court had sentenced him to death in this case.

REUTERS