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Muhammad Mursi’s death sentence rescinded; Egypt

Muhammad Mursi's death

Egyptian highest court has reversed the decision of ex-president Muhammad Mursi’s death sentence, Initially, the court had sentenced Morsi to death on allegation of breaking mass prison during the revolution of 2011 in Egypt,

The latest ruling on Tuesday in the Court of Cassation means that he wouldn’t receive the death sentence.

The court remarked that Muhammad Mursi is free from the threat of execution he would have to face the trial for other charges. He still faces the penalty of life in prison for accusations of terrorist offences against him in a separate trial.

Muhammad Mursi, the leader of Akhawan-ul-Muslameen (Muslim Brotherhood), became the first democratically elected president of Egypt after the regime of Husni Mubarak was toppled. The revolution was overthrown by the Egyptian army’s General Abdel-Fattah-el-Sisi after the mass protests against Mursi began in Egypt.

The first charge against him was to involve in the killings of masses in 2011’s prison break, another charge against him was the spying for Palestinian group Hamas. He also received the life sentence of 40 years imprisonment against the charges of spying for Qatar.

The Grand Mufti Shawqi Alam, the Egypt’s highest religious authority approved the execution of Mursi earlier this year. The row of charges against the Muhammad Mursi was an attempt by Egypt’s dictator Al-Fath-Al Sisi to suppress the power of Muslim Brotherhood; the party is accused of aiding terrorism in the region.

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