EGYPT COURT REDUCES JAIL TERM OF EX-PRESIDENT’S SON OVER KNIFE POSSESSION

CAIRO, Egypt, An Egyptian court reduced the jail term of ousted Islamist president’s son, from three years to one month, after his appeal in a case related to his alleged penknife possession without license, official news agency reported.

Osama, son of former President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in July, 2013, in response to mass protests, was sentenced in Oct last year, to three years in prison over the accusation.

The young man was arrested in Aug, 2013, as per a prosecution order, in a case related to the dispersal of a pro-Morsi sit-in in Cairo, where he was said to have had two penknives in his handbag.

Morsi is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence, over inciting deadly clashes, between his supporters and opponents, in late 2012, and a 25-year jail term, over leaking classified documents to Qatar.

Since Morsi’s removal, Egypt has been facing a wave of terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers, as well as civilians, with most of them claimed by a Sinai-based militant group, loyal to the Daesh regional terrorist group.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK