Egypt Court Overturns Former President Mohammed Morsi’s Life Sentence

Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in the defendant cage in the Police Academy courthouse during a court hearing on charges of inciting the murder of his opponents, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Morsi is charged with conspiring with foreign groups, inciting the murder of his opponents, orchestrating prison breaks during the 2011 uprising that toppled his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, and leaking secret documents to Qatar via the Doha-based Al-Jazeera broadcaster. (AP Photo/Mohammed al-Law)

Egypt’s highest appeal court has overturned a life sentence handed down to ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

The Court of Cassation ordered that the 65-year-old be retried on the charge of conspiring to commit terrorist acts with foreign organisations, the BBC reports.

Last week, the court quashed a death sentence handed to Morsi in a separate case revolving around a mass prison break during the 2011 revolution.

But he is still serving lengthy sentences related to two other cases.

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