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Egypt's Morsi sentenced to life in espionage trial

Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi gestures from behind the defendant's bars during his trial on espionage charges at a court in Cairo on June 18, 2016An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties. Morsi, who has been sentenced to death in a separate trial, was Egypt’s first democratically elected president but the army overthrew him in 2013 and cracked down on his supporters. The six defendants sentenced to death for helping to pass secret documents to Qatar include three journalists, two from Qatar-based TV channel Al-Jazeera, tried in absentia.

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