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Egyptian prosecutors recommend cancellation of life term to Morsi

Egyptian prosecutors on Tuesday recommended the cancellation of life sentences handed down to former president Mohamed Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie along with 15 other leaders of the banned group in an espionage case.

The prosecutors in the Court of Cassation also recommended the cancellation of death sentences handed out to 16 other Muslim Brotherhood members, including top leaders Khyrat el-Sharer and Mohamed el-Beltagy Ahmed Abdel Aty. Thirteen of the 16 were sentenced in absentia.

The Court of Cassation will deliver its final verdict on November 22.  The defendants are accused of spying, funding terrorism and disclosing national security secrets. 

The decision comes days after a court confirmed a 20-year sentence to Morsi for inciting violence during protests in 2012. 
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