An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in jail for involvement in the arrests and torture of protesters during his rule. Morsi, a leader of the now blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement, and the other defendants were charged with "using violence and arresting and torturing protesters" during the December 5, 2012 clashes. Two other defendants were sentenced to 10 years on the same charges.
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 12 Muslim Brotherhood leaders to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday for the killing of protesters in December 2012, in a decision broadcast on state television. The men, including Mohamed El-Beltagy, general secretary of the Brotherhood's now-banned political party, and former parliamentarian Essam El-Erian were sentenced alongside ousted President Mohamed Mursi, who received the same prison term. The decision can be appealed.