Friday, April 24, 2015

Blog 10

Egyptian President Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

The former President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsy was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the tutoring and violent attacks against protesters in December 2012. However he was acquitted of the death of those protesters, Morsley and 14 other politicians were found guilty of violence and inciting violence. It is important to note that Morsey is the first democratically elected president (June 2012). There are many mixed or opposing  views from the Egyptian citizens on rather Morsy deserved to go to prison for the violence that took place upon the protesters. Three has also been accusations of Morsy working with the Palestinian Islamic extremist group in Egypt in order to escape prison in the year 2011 for previous charges.
This is event is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, it is not typical to see someone with Morsy’s political caliber go to prison and then be elected as president.  Another reason why this event is interesting is one do not see a lot of presidents re-enter the prison system after serving as president. Usually, many are able to buy their way out of trouble. If the accused in fact are responsible for the injuries and death of the portestestres than I would have to say justice has truly been found for the victims.I do think a rebellion or conflict will arise simply because many Egyptian citizens like President Morsy.

Victoria McCollum

April 24 2015

8:21 P.M.

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