Turkey condemns imposing life sentence to Mohamed Morsi

Turkey’s Foreign Affairs Ministry condemned on Sunday the life sentence imposed to Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi.

“We are deeply concerned and condemn the life sentence imposed to Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt, who has been under arrest since 2013,” the foreign affairs ministry said.

“We believe this verdict would not contribute to Egypt’s peace and stability,” the report said.

An Egyptian court sentenced Morsi, along with two other Islamist co-defendants, to life in jail over charges of spying and leaking “classified documents” to Qatar.

Morsi was toppled by the army in 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule. His Muslim Brotherhood group has been designated as a terrorist group.



Xinhua/Zainab Sa’id