On Monday, Egypt’s top appeals court upheld a three-year jail sentence and hefty damages on deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on fees of insulting the judiciary, state media reported.
The Court of Cassation additionally showed the similar sentence for 19 different defendants in the similar case. The preliminary sentence used to be issued in 2017 by way of the Cairo Criminal Court that convicted Morsi of defaming the judiciary in a televised speech he made in 2013 when he used to be in energy.
In his speech, Morsi accused a pass judgement on of overseeing fraud in earlier elections. The prison court had additionally ordered Morsi to pay 1 million Egyptian kilos (56,270 greenbacks) in damages to that pass judgement on. Five different defendants have been ordered to pay a nice of 30,000 Egyptian kilos every within the case. They come with Alaa Abdel-Fatah, a number one pro-democracy campaigner, who rose to prominence throughout the 2011 rebellion that toppled long-time dictator Hosny Mubarak. Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president used to be toppled by way of the military in mid-2013 following mass protests in opposition to his rule.
He has been attempted in different other circumstances since his ouster. Morsi is serving a final sentence of 20 years in jail in a separate case associated with inciting fatal assaults on anti-Islamist protesters in 2012. In 2017, the Court of Cassation upheld a separate 25-year jail sentence for Morsi on fees of harming nationwide safety by way of leaking secret state paperwork to his best friend Qatar whilst he used to be in place of business.