Mohammed Mursi

Mohammed Mursi is a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and former president of Egypt, assuming office on 30 June 2012. He was unseated in a military coup on 3 July 2013 by the Egyptian defence minister Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi following widespread democracy protests across the country and calls for his resignation by leading opposition party members.

Egyptian court upholds death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

An Egyptian armed policeman holds a position in front of a burnt police station in the village of Kerdassah on the outskirts of Cairo in September 2013. Photo: AFP

An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, as authorities continued their crackdown on Islamists.

Monday, 2 February, 2015, 9:13pm

Muslim Brotherhood faked tapes of Mursi arrest collusion: prosecutor

Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi.

Egypt's government has denied it fabricated key documents linked to the trial of Mohammed Mursi.

7 Dec 2014 - 6:14am

Mohammed Mursi’s son jailed for a year in Egypt for drug possession

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi speaks to reporters at the Presidential palace in Cairo. Photo: AP

An Egyptian criminal court has convicted the youngest son of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi on charges of drug possession and consumption, jailing him and a friend for a year.

3 Jul 2014 - 8:59pm

Condemned Islamists are ‘demons’, Egyptian court says

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi take part in a protest in Cairo against the security forces attacked supporters of Mursi. Photo: Reuters

An Egyptian court that sentenced to death 37 Islamists and handed life terms to 492 others has defended its verdict, saying the men were "demons" who followed Jewish scripture.

2 Jun 2014 - 8:35pm

Muslim Brotherhood ‘finished’ in Egypt, says presidential candidate el-Sisi

Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi (left) and Mohammed Mursi. Photos: EPA, AFP

Egypt's former army chief and leading presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed leader Mohammed Mursi was "finished" in Egypt and that it would not return if he was elected.

6 May 2014 - 9:11pm

Al-Jazeera demands US$150m from Egypt for damages, journalist abuse

Al-Jazeera English bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy (from left), producer Baher Mohamed and correspondent Peter Greste appear in a defendant's cage in a courtroom along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges in Cairo. Photo: AP

The Qatar-based satellite network Al-Jazeera served Egypt with a US$150 million compensation claim for what it said was damage to its media business inflicted by Cairo's military-backed rulers, a step likely to worsen Qatari-Egyptian relations.

29 Apr 2014 - 9:43pm

Egyptian election front runner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi calls for big turnout

Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Photo: AFP

Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for a big turnout in a presidential election he is expected to win easily, countering a call for a boycott by allies of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Mursi.

28 Apr 2014 - 9:53pm

Egypt recommends death sentences for 683, including leader of Muslim Brotherhood

Relatives were overcome with emotion after the mass death sentences were imposed in the latest Muslim Brotherhood crackdown. Photo: AP

An Egyptian court has handed down a death sentence on the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters, intensifying a crackdown on the movement that could trigger protests and political violence ahead of an election next month.

29 Apr 2014 - 11:56am 1 comment

Verdict expected on April 28 in second mass Egyptian trial

Mohammed Mursi (right) speaks from defendant's cage as he stands with co-defendants during a trial hearing in Cairo. Photo: AP

An Egyptian judge will issue a verdict on April 28 in a new mass trial of 683 suspected Islamist supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Mursi for murder and attempted murder after a single session boycotted by defence lawyers.

26 Mar 2014 - 8:04am

Court hands death sentences to 529 loyalists of ex-Egypt president Mursi

Policemen stand guard outside Cairo Police Academy where former Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi and other defendants await trial. Photo: Xinhua

A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the outlawed party of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi - after convicting them of charges including murdering a policeman and attacking police.

25 Mar 2014 - 12:00am

Egypt judge angers lawyers during trial of pro-Mursi protesters

Mohammed Mursi

The judge in one of the largest trials of supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Mursi has declared he will issue verdicts for the more than 500 defendants after only two sessions, say lawyers who claim the move violated the norms of a fair trial.

24 Mar 2014 - 5:47am

Egypt government resigns, paving way for Sisi to seek presidency

Egypt's Premier Hazem al-Beblawi addresses the media in Cairo. Photo: AFP

Egypt’s government resigned on Monday, paving the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for president of a strategic US ally gripped by political strife.

24 Feb 2014 - 10:30pm

Mohammed Mursi turns on judge at the start of his new trial

Mursi is being tried in Cairo along with 130 other inmates. Photo: AFP

Egypt's toppled President Mohammed Mursi stood alone in a soundproof glass-encased metal cage at the start of a new trial yesterday wearing a white prison uniform, pacing and shouting angrily at the judge in apparent disbelief: "Who are you? Tell me!"

29 Jan 2014 - 4:19am

Egypt's interim leader Adly Mansour hints president could be elected first

Adly Mansour. Photo: AFP

Egypt's interim leader has said a presidential election could be held before voting for parliamentary seats. Adly Mansour's comments raise the possibility that the country's military-backed government is preparing to deviate from the transitional plan it unveiled after ousting former president Mohammed Mursi in July.

31 Dec 2013 - 12:46am

Egyptian prosecutors lay fresh charges against Mohammed Mursi

Mohammed Mursi

Egyptian prosecutors referred ousted president Mohammed Mursi to a third trial, on charges of organising prison breaks during the 2011 uprising, spreading chaos in the country and abducting policemen in collaboration with foreign militants.

22 Dec 2013 - 5:49am