(By Estera Popowska)
Egypt’s former president, Mohamed Morsi was on Tuesday sentenced to 20 years in jail for abuse of protesters, sources said. An Egyptian court however reportedly acquitted the Islamist leader of charges that would have seen him face the death penalty.
The Cairo court convicted Morsi of ordering the arrest and torture of protesters involved in clashes in 2012 when he was president, in the first verdict in a series of trials he is facing,
Fourteen others were convicted on the same charges, with most also sentenced to 20 years in jail each.