Business Standard

Hamas hails Egypt court overturning Morsi life sentence

IANS  |  Gaza 

The Hamas movement on Tuesday hailed an Egypt court's order to overturn former Islamic President Mohamed Morsi's life sentence and a retrial in the case relating to communicating with the movement.

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, said the court ruling "certifies that Egypt is still concerned about the Palestinian cause and stands to the side of all Palestinian powers and parties", Xinhua news agency reported.

The Court of Cassation ruled earlier in the day that former President Mohamed Morsi and 21 others will be retried.

Morsi and the 21 leaders, members of the Muslim Brotherhood, were earlier accused of collaborating with Hamas.



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Tue, November 22 2016. 19:00 IST