Egypt’s ex-president Morsi sentenced to three years in jail for insulting judiciary

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An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi to three years in jail for insulting the judiciary, reported the country’s state-run TV station.

Another 18 members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood group received the same verdict on the same charges.

The defendants were accused of insulting the judiciary system, offending some judges and inciting hatred against them, the judge read.

A file picture taken on March 26, 2013 shows at the time Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi attending the opening of the Arab League summit in the Qatari capital Doha. /VCG Photo

Morsi is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence over inciting deadly clashes between his supporters and opponents in late 2012 and a 25-year jail term for leaking classified documents to Qatar.

Currently detained are many of the Muslim Brotherhood’s leaders. Most of them have been handed appealable death sentences and lengthy jail terms over various charges, varying from inciting violence and murder to espionage and jailbreak.

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