Middle East Why Islamist President Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison

Ousted President Mohammed Morsi's jail term underscores the dramatic downfall of Morsi and Egypt's once-powerful Muslim Brotherhood.

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An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.