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Egypt's Morsi gets 20-year term in fresh sign of movement's demise
Egypt's Morsi gets 20-year term in fresh sign of movement's demise

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi escaped a death sentence Tuesday when a criminal court handed him a 20-year prison term in connection with a deadly protest that took place during his tenure in office. It was the first in an expected series of verdicts and sentencings of the ex-leader, an Islamist who was removed in a coup led by the then-Defense Minister and now President Abdel Fattah Sisi. Morsi, jailed since being deposed amid huge protests against his rule in the summer of 2013, still faces several other capital cases. The verdict in many ways reflected the decimation of what had for decades been a powerful social force in Egypt. In the nearly 22 months since the ouster,...

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