An Egyptian court Tuesday morning sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for inciting to kill protesters in 2012. He could have been sentenced to death.
Morsi still faces a possible death sentence for other crimes, including espionage, after he won the elections after the Muslim Brotherhood, with the support of President Barack Obama, forced Hosni Mubarak to resign.
Mubarak eventually was tried, convinced and sent to jail for corruption.
If the Muslim Brotherhood has its way, current president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is next in line to go to prison. The terrorist party called for pro-Morsi demonstrations Tuesday and stated, “The coup commander [Al-Sisi] is exploiting the judiciary as a weapon in the battle against popular will and the democratic and revolutionary legitimacy represented by President Mohamed Morsi.”
Morsi will join in jail hundreds of other Muslim Brotherhood members who have been convicted for helping to kill hundreds of people, among those who still were alive after Mubarak’s forces killed nearly 1,000 people and before Al-Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s regime murdered more than 1,000 protesters since taking power.