Egypt court maintains 3-year jail sentence for ex-president

CAIRO — Egypt’s principle offers court has maintained a three-year jail sentence for previous president Mohammed Morsi, who is now imprisoned in different cases, over a conviction for offending the legal.

The Court of Cassation maintained a similar sentence for Morsi and 19 others on Monday, likewise fining the previous Islamist president 1 million Egyptian pounds ($60,000) for the situation. Morsi was blamed for offending a sitting judge amid a discourse he gave as president.

Morsi, Egypt’s first equitably chose president, had a turbulent year in office that finished with the armed force toppling him in 2013. Various bodies of evidence against him are pending.

The other men condemned were generally Islamists yet in addition a few common activists. Alaa Abdel-Fattah, a mainstream lobbyist, was just fined 30,000 Egyptian pounds, yet stays in prison for different cases.

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