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About two years after his overthrow by the military, Mohammed Mursi was sentenced to death by a court. Mursi was accused of leaking State secrets and now the former president of Egypt has been convicted of Treason the murder of a terrorist organization and with him around 100 other defendants.
Mohammed Mursi: From Hope Bearer To Traitor?
Mohammed Mursi was born in 1951 and studied engineering at Cairo University. He then went to California, where he earned his doctorate. Later, Mursi went back to Egypt, where he worked as a professor at the university. Early on, Mursi came into contact with the Muslim Brotherhood, for which he also entered parliament in 2000. Since truly free elections were not possible in Egypt at the time, Mursi took part in demonstrations against then-President Mubarak and was arrested several times. After the fall of Mubarak and Egypt’s first free elections in 2011, Mursi became president of the country in 2012.
The 2013 Military Coup: The Quick End Of Mursi’s Presidency
In 2013, Mohammed Mursi was deposed by the military after weeks of thousands of demonstrators protesting against him and his policies on the streets of Cairo. He was jailed along with hundreds of his supporters. During the protests against Mursi’s predecessor Mubarak, there were numerous jailbreaks and now, almost 2 years after Mursi’s ouster, the ex-president is accused of having planned these jailbreaks together with foreigners, using secret information Terrorist organizations and of having passed on secret information. He has now been sentenced to death for treason, but the verdict can still be appealed. Whether Mursi is executed or perhaps only imprisoned for 20 years, Egypt today appears to be an unsafe and dishonest place where power is the only concern, not truth and peace.
Explanation Of The Difficult Words:
State secrets are things that only the people in the government know and must not be told further.
From Treason is when someone has done or said things that can harm the country. Treason is one of the most serious crimes of all.
A Terrorist organization is a group of people whose goal is to harm or kill other people. A terrorist organization can commit crimes all over the world.