Ousted Egyptian President Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection with protester deaths

April 21, 2015 10:39 AM

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Ousted Egyptian President Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison in connection with protester deaths

April 21, 2015: Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom at Egypt's national police academy in Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO – Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

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