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Egypt overturns life sentence for Mursi

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>> Egypt's deposed former president, Mohamed Morsi, last seen during summer, defiant in the red, prison jumpsuit of a man sentenced to death. Now, his future unclear. The country's highest appeals court overturning his execution last week. Then again for a separate life sentence on Tuesday, ordering a retrial for the man said to have given state secrets to the Islamist group, Hamas.
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Reuters Cairo Bureau Chief, Lin Noueihed.>> For Morsi and hundreds of other Muslim Brotherhood officials who remain in jail in Egypt, the appeals process can be long and very drawn out. Many of them are in jail on multiple counts in different cases, and the appeals process can take years.
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>> Morsi was the first democratically elected president in Egypt's history after the turmoil of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, a domino of the Arab Spring. But it was short-lived. Morsi, a member of the Muslim brotherhood, was accused of imposing a conservative brand of Islam on the more moderate country and mismanaging its economy.
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Millions took to the streets until he was ousted by the military a year later.>>
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>> Since then, dissent has been crushed. Security forces killed hundreds of Brotherhood supporters in a single day in 2013, the bloodiest in recent history.>> What's happened today is the appeals process in action.
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So these people have been in jail, they've been convicted on multiple counts in multiple cases.>> But for the man they elected president, a possible way back into the fold.