Egyptian court gives son of ousted president Morsi 3 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to three years in prison for possession of a knife.

The court in the Nile Delta city of Zagazig announced its decision Thursday against Osama Morsi, who during his arrest in December 2016 over accusations of inciting violence was allegedly found with the knife. He is still in detention and the verdict can be appealed.

Osama’s father, Egypt’s first freely elected president Mohammed Morsi, was overthrown by the military in 2013. He faced a raft of charges in at least four separate cases and had received death sentences from lower courts that he fought on appeal. He still faces retrial on charges of conspiring with terrorist groups.


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