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Mohamed Morsi: Egyptian court overturns Islamist ex-president’s life sentence

An Egyptian court has struck down a life sentence and ordered the retrial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges of conspiring with foreign militant groups, including the Palestinian Hamas which runs the Gaza Strip.

Mohamed Morsi - ABC 1bThe decision by the Court of Cassation in Cairo comes nearly 17 months after the initial sentence against Morsi, who hails from the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

This is the second time Morsi has…

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