Skip to comments.Egypt: Court sentences former President Mohammed Morsi for 'insulting judiciary'
Posted on 12/30/2017 1:57:34 PM PST by Olog-hai
An Egyptian court sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to three years in prison on Saturday during a court session broadcast on national television.
The former Islamist president was sentenced, along with 19 others, for insulting the judiciary. The case involved 25 defendants including Alaa Abdel-Fattah, a prominent human rights activist, and Amr Hamzawy, a political commentator. Abdel-Fattah and Hamzawy were each fined 30,000 Egyptian pounds (about $1,700/1,400).
Hamzawy is living in exile, but Abdel-Fattah is serving a five-year sentence for participating in an illegal demonstration in 2013.
All the defendants are said to have insulted the judiciary with a variety of statements made on TV, radio, social media and newspapers, comments the court said had incited contempt toward the court and judiciary. [ ]
In another verdict handed down on Saturday, Mahinour el-Masry, a prominent human rights lawyer and activist, was sentenced to two years in prison for participating in an illegal protest against the governments decision to transfer two key Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The 2016 agreement sparked widespread protests across Egypt.
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Leave him there and throw all his muzzie brotherhood pals in there with him.
We shouldn’t have any illusions about the current government in Egypt. It’s a typical third world dictatorship — stupid, brutal, corrupt and incompetent. Egypt can blow up again at any moment.
He was Bama’s boy, a Muzzie BroHo.
I believe that a better translation than “insulting the judiciary” would be “obstruction of justice”.
Isn’t he under the death sentence too?
Not a Morsi fan, but am definitely glad that Americans can go on TV and insult the judiciary all they want.
He insulted me too. Can you give him 3 more years?
Not since 11/15/2016 when that sentence was overturned by the court of cassation.
Unless you're Donald Trump; in his case every news source in the country will get a case of the vapors and report that our democracy is endangered by his reckless dog whistles.
I know this because it happened last year.
Not sure if that charge is supposed to be their version of contempt of court, or if it really is the anti-speech ruling it sounds to be.
Unless they were under some kind of gag order, it wouldn’t seem to be contempt.
He’ll get out when the prison warden says he will - at some point after 3 years ... They’ll put a calendar up were he can see it and tear off one day at a time until the last day ... which day could be up for the rest of his life, or a change in government which ever comes first.
Egypt like the U.S., has a new sheriff in town - unlike the old one by miles! No illusions....
But its probably about the best you can expect out of an Islamic-based society!
“Isnt he under the death sentence too?”
Well he was, but it was overturned, and he is awaiting retrial.
So every bit more helps. He also has a a few other sentences still to serve out though, including life, for passing state secrets to Qatar.
For a while there, the Egyptian Judiciary was handing out death sentences to Muslim Brotherhood members, 100 at a time.
International reactions to Morsi’s removal
Al Jazeera | 07/05/13 | staff
Posted on 07/05/2013 7:28:42 AM PDT by bert
[snip] The [European Union] has called for a rapid return to democracy in Egypt... Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted government, which had formed an alliance with Morsi, spoke out in favor of the ousted leader. Turkey’s foreign minister slammed the overthrow as “unacceptable” and called for Morsi’s release from house arrest. Turkey itself was hit last month by a wave of protests against Erdogan’s perceived authoritarianism and attempts to impose his conservative views on secular society... Iran was disappointed at the fall of Morsi... Morsi’s government had ended more than three decades of diplomatic estrangement with Iran dating back to the revolution, when Egypt offered refuge to Iran’s deposed shah... The ruling Islamists in Tunisia, the cradle of the Arab Spring, condemned the overthrow as a “flagrant coup”... Qatar’s new emir congratulated Egypt’s Adli Mansour after he was sworn in as an interim leader... Qatar was alone among Gulf Arab states in celebrating the 2011 Arab Spring revolt that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak... [Obama’s] US State Department expressed concern over the military intervention... US President Barack Obama released a statement saying he was deeply concerned by the decision by Egyptian military to depose Morsi, and called for a swift return to civilian government... stopped short of calling the military intervention a coup. Al Jazeeras Patty Culhane, reporting from Washington, noted that any country involved in a coup was not entitled to aid from the US. Germany[’s] Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the military intervention was “a major setback for democracy in Egypt” and called for “dialogue and political compromise”. [/snip]
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