Press syndicate to appeal Morsi’s acquittal of killing protesters outside presidential palace

Egypt's press syndicate presented an urgent appeals draft to the prosecutor general on Tuesday following the acquittal of Former President Mohamed Morsi and others of the murder of protesters near the Ittihadeya palace.

Clashes erupted between Morsi supporters and anti-Morsi protesters outside the Ittihadeya presidential palace in Cairo in December 2012, leaving over ten killed, including late Journalist Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif.

Morsi was sentenced to 20 years of maximum security prison for charges of show of force and detention associated with physical torture during the 2012 deadly protests, earlier on Tuesday.

He was being tried alongside 14 others, including Muslim Brotherhood leading figures, all of whom were acquitted of murder charges.

The 2012 sit-in was protesting a constitutional declaration issued by Morsi in November, criticised for giving him sweeping powers.

Al Hosseiny Abou Deif was shot in the head while covering news of clashes for his newspaper, before passing away at al-Qasr al-Aini Hospital.

This content is from : Aswat Masriya


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