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Tags: Egypt | Morsi | son | hashish

Egypt Court Jails Morsi's Son for Year on Hashish Charges

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 11:27 AM EDT

An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a son of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi and one of his friends to a year in prison each for possession and use of hashish.

Abdullah Morsi, 19, and his friend were arrested on March 1 after allegedly being found in possession of two hashish joints while they were in a car parked by the roadside in Qalyubia province, north of Cairo.

The two were freed the next day pending investigation after agreeing to give urine samples, which the prosecution says tested positive.

A court in Banha, in Qalyubia province, on Wednesday handed down sentences of one year in jail and fines of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (around $1,400 or 1,025 euros) each.

The defendants can appeal the verdict.

Defense lawyer Mohamed Abu Leila said the case "was fabricated".

"Rulings nowadays don't deserve comment; the entire system is defective," Abu Leila said.

 

© AFP 2022


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An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a son of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi and one of his friends to a year in prison each for possession and use of hashish.
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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 11:27 AM
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