The defense for ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Mursi filed an appeal against a death sentence and prison term for the former president, a lawyer said on Saturday.

Mursi, who was toppled by the army in 2013, was sentenced to death in June for allegedly participating in prison breaks and violence against police, and to life in prison for espionage.

Mursi had been in prison at the start of the 2011 uprising against veteran leader Hosni Mubarak, and escaped along with thousands of others after protesters attacked police stations across the country.

“We submitted an appeal to the Court of Cassation to all prisoners sentenced, including Mursi,” his lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsud told AFP.

 

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