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Court resumes Morsi’s retrial on “trespassing Eastern borders” case

Sunday 26/May/2019 - 10:00 AM
ousted President
ousted President Mohamed Morsi
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Cairo Criminal Court، headed by Chancellor Mohamed Sherine، resumes on Sunday ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s retrial over the case، known as “Trespassing Egypt’s Eastern Borders”.

Since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi، he has been facing many charges. He received a death sentence in the “Mass Prison Break” case in May 2015، but the verdict was overturned by the Court of Cassation. Morsi and five other Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated defendants were all referred to retrials.

On January 28، 2011، prisons holding terrorism defendants and other convicts were attacked by militants who trespassed into Egypt through its eastern borders to free prisoners، including Morsi. The re-trial judge is Chancellor Mohamed Sherine Fahmy. The last session was held in November when the court listened to witness testimony.

In November 2016، the death penalty for spying charges was overturned by the Court of Cassation، as well as the seven-year prison sentence for two other defendants، for conspiring with Hamas. Instead، a retrial was ordered.

Legal experts and lawyers had casted doubts about the survival of Morsi from the charges that he has been facing.

In November 2016، the death penalty for spying charges was overturned by the Court of Cassation، as well as the seven-year prison sentence for two other defendants، for conspiring with Hamas. Instead، a retrial was ordered.

Legal experts and lawyers had casted doubts about the survival of Morsi from the charges that he has been facing.

In 2013، Egypt banned the Brotherhood and designated it a terrorist organisation. Most of the group's leaders، including former president Morsi، are in jail on violence and terror-related charges.


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