Egypt's Ousted President Morsi Gets 20 Years in Prison

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday in the deaths of protesters outside his presidential palace three years ago, in a ruling that clinched the swift downfall of the nation's first democratically elected president and that saw little immediate public protest. Morsi was overthrown in a 2013 military coup after millions of Egyptians demanded that he step down — just two years after he was swept into office after autocrat Hosni Mubarak's ouster amid the Arab Spring uprising. Morsi and thousands of members of the Muslim Brotherhood still face several other trials, even as Mubarak and his government have largely escaped criminal conviction.

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