Court upholds 1-year jail term against Morsi’s son over hash possession
Morsi’s son Adullah - YOUM7(Archive)

CAIRO: Egypt Court of Cassation rejected Saturday an appeal submitted by son of former President Mohamed Morsi against a one-year jail term for possession and use of hashish, Youm7 reported.

The ruling is final and cannot be challenged.

In July, Morsi’s son Adullah and a friend of his were sentenced to one year jail term and fined 10,000 EGP ($1,400) each by a court in Egypt’s town of Banha for the abovementioned charges.

Since then, Abdullah was on the run until he was arrested on July 18 on board of a train heading to Upper Egypt’s Beni Suef.

Abdullah, 19, and his friend were arrested on March 1 after reportedly being found in possession of hashish joints while they were in a car in Egypt’s Delta governorate of Qalyubia.

Morsi was ousted by the Egyptian army in July 3, 2013 after mass protests demanding his resignation. He has four sons and a daughter; Ahmed, Osama, Omar, Abdullah, and Shima.

Ahmed and Shima hold the American passport since they were born when Morsi was completing his postgraduate in the U.S.

The eldest son, Ahmed, works as a doctor in Saudi Arabia. Shima is married and has a bachelor degree in science from Zagazig University. Osama is a lawyer; Omar has a bachelor degree in Commerce while Abdullah, the youngest, is a university student.

Morsi is currently imprisoned over charges of killing peaceful protesters, espionage, escaping from prison during the January 25 Revolution in 2011, and insulting the jurisdiction. His death sentence over 2011 prison break is scheduled to be upheld or cancelled in June 16.

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