Egypt court sentences Morsi to life imprisonment

Cairo, June 16 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life imprisonment.

Morsi and his fellow defendants, including top Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, were convicted for killing and kidnapping policemen, attacking police facilities and breaking out of jail during the uprising against then president Hosni Mubarak, Al Jazeera reported.

The court is also seeking capital punishment in a separate case for Brotherhood leader Khairat el-Shater and 15 others for conspiring with foreign groups Hamas and Hezbollah against Egypt.

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