Cassation court considered on Monday the appeal submitted by ousted president، Mohammed Morsi and 19 others against their 3 year jail sentences over Insulting Egypt’s judiciary.
Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 19 Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders to three years in prison، and fined him 2 million Egyptian pounds ($112،700) on charges of insulting the judiciary.
Others tried by the court in the same case including leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and lawmaker and television presenter Tawfik Okasha were instead given fines ranging from 30،000 to 1 million Egyptian pounds.
Morsi – who stands accused alongside 19 other prominent Brotherhood associates – is charged with disrespecting the Egyptian court system and rulings via comments made on social media and in interviews with the press.
The defendants were referred to the public prosecution، January 2015 over “insulting and abusing the judiciary and its judges by inciting abuse، scorn and hatred of the courts and the judiciary through publication and broadcast on television، radio and social media.”
Furthermore، Morsi is charged of having accused Chancellor Ali al-Nimr of rigging the 2005 parliamentary elections، a claim he made in a speech on June 26، 2013.