By: Mariam Abu Bakr
CAIRO: Former President Mohammed Morsi, former Muslim Brotherhood (MB) Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and dozens of Brotherhood members have appealed against their sentences of death and life imprisonment.
Morsi and 105 Muslim Brotherhood defendants were sentenced to death May 16 while he was already serving a 20-year sentence for inciting violence outside the Ittihadia Palace in December 2012. On June 16, Morsi and 17 defendants were sentenced to life in prison on spying charges.
Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud, Muslim Brotherhood’s lawyer, officially filed the appeal for Morsi and Badie’s death sentences and life imprisonment on Saturday, the deadline for appeals, Youm7 reported.
Morsi was sentenced to death for escaping from jail in 2011.
The Egyptian Code of Criminal Procedure allows the attorney of the convicted to file an appeal before the courts of first instance. The Court of Cassation may scrutinize the decision of the criminal court or void the death penalty sentence.