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Egypt reduces Morsi’s son’s prison term

Osama Mohamed Morsi, the son of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is seen during the trial over the breaking up the Rabaa Al-Adawiyyah protests, at the police academy in Cairo, Egypt on December 10, 2016 [Moustafa Elshemy / Anadolu Agency]
Osama Mohamed Morsi, the son of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is seen during the trial over the breaking up the Rabaa Al-Adawiyyah protests, at the police academy in Cairo, Egypt on 10 December 2016 [Moustafa Elshemy / Anadolu Agency]

An Egyptian court yesterday reduced the sentence issued to Osama Morsi, the son of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi, from three years to one month, a judicial source said.

“The Court of Misdemeanours in Zagazig accepted on Sunday the appeal filed by Osama Morsi against the ruling issued in October 2017 which included three years imprisonment and a 500 Egyptian pounds ($30) fine on charges of possessing a penknife in an incident dating back to December 2016,” the judicial source said in a statement.

According to the source, the court decided to commute the sentence to one month’s imprisonment, without clarifying the reasons for accepting the appeal submitted in November 2017.

The same source said the ruling is preliminary and can be challenged before the Court of Cassation within 60 days.

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