CAIRO: Nephew of former President Mohamed Morsi was acquitted Tuesday of inciting violence by a Sharqia court specialized in “terrorism,” Youm7 reported.
High school student Amr Morsi, 18, was arrested Oct. 25, as he had been sentenced in absentia to five years in prison on charges of illegal protesting and belonging to a “terrorist group.”
Defendants convicted in absentia are automatically retried when they appear at the court.
The former president, originally from Sharqia in the Delta, has been jailed for over two years over several lawsuits, along with thousands of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and supporters who were detained in the aftermath of his ouster.
After the military ouster of July 2013, violence spread across the country between Islamist protesters and the police, as well as attacks on churches.