Morsi’s life sentence quashed

Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 12:45

The Egyptian appeals court has quashed the life sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood's former president Mohamed Morsi. In this case, it is concerning his spying for Hamas, but some prosecutions in other cases, in particular in connection with the violent overthrow of the government, in which a lot of people were killed, still remain in force.

Thus, only one sentence - 20 years in detention is currently in force for Mohammed Mursi. Earlier his death penalty was canceled, so a conclusion about the gradual mitigation of his punishment can be drawn. Moreover, the remaining twenty-year sentence in force may also be reviewed.

Perhaps all these facts are because of the intensification of radical Islamist groups in the country and the general poor economic and social situation, which may lead to a new round of an «Arabic revolution».