Egypt's Morsi sentenced to life

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Added On June 19, 2016

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to 40 years in jail in the case publicly known as "Qatar espionage."
 
Morsi, along with two of his aides, was handed down a life sentence in jail for leading an unlawful organization. In Egypt, a life sentence is 25 years in jail.
   
Morsi and his secretary, Amin el-Sirafy, received an additional 15-year sentence for leaking classified documents.
   
However, the court acquitted the Islamist leader for supplying Qatar with the classified documents directly or in person.
 
El-Sirafy, Morsi's secretary, has handed those documents to the Qatari intelligence and the Doha-based Al Jazeera channel.
 
Qatar was a main backer of Morsi and his group while he was in power between 2012 and July 2013.
   
Also on Saturday, the Cairo Criminal Court confirmed death sentences against six people linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during Morsi's rule.
   
All Saturday's verdicts can be appealed.
 
Morsi was toppled by the army in 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule. His Muslim Brotherhood group has been designated as a terrorist group.
   
Hundreds of members of the group received death and life sentences, mostly over violence, murder and spying charges.