Mursi appeals death sentence

16 August 2015

Hundreds of death sentences have been handed out to Muslim Brotherhood supporters

  • Mohamed Mursi’s state-appointed representative submits appeal
  • Mursi handed death sentence in May

Lawyers representing the ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi have filed an appeal against the death sentence handed to him in May.

Mursi, along with other members of the Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to death by hanging.

Five other members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including the group’s leader Mohammed Badie, all saw their sentences upheld by an Egyptian court in June.

Mursi was accused of spying for Palestinian militant group Hamas, Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah and Iran.

“We submitted an appeal to the court of cassation to all prisoners sentenced, including Mursi,” said his state-appointed legal representative Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsud.

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