Ousted Egyptian President’s life sentence upheld

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Cairo, Sep 16 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s life sentence over charges of spying for Qatar, authorities said.

The Court of Cassation, Egypt’s highest appeals court, said the ruling against Morsi is final and cannot be appealed, reports Xinhua news agency.

It also upheld the death sentences against three prominent figures of Muslim Brotherhood over the same charges.

The defendants were accused of giving classified documents about the armed forces that harm national security to Qatar.

Life sentence in Egypt is 25 years in prison.

–IANS

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