An Egyptian court has sentenced the country’s former Islamic President, Mohammed Morsi, to life imprisonment for leading an unlawful organization.
The court also confirmed the death sentence passed on six members of the Muslim Brotherhood, while two others were sentenced to 25 years in prison.
The former President was initially given a 15-year jail term but it was increased to 40 years by the court for stealing “secret documents concerning state security”.
Morsi was in the separate trial handed a death penalty for his role in prison attacks and attacks on police stations during the Egypt uprising that led to the overthrowing of the country’s former leader, Hosni Mubarak.
The former President also got a life sentence and 20-year jail term in two separate trials.