Egypt's Mohamed Morsi has death sentence overturned

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Egypt's Court of Cassation has overturned a death sentence against the country's deposed president Mohamed Morsi and ordered a retrial, according to reports.

The country's first democratically elected president, Morsi was overthrown by a military coup in July 2013 after having served just one year of a four-year term.

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have argued that the trials carried out by the government of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who led the coup against Morsi, have been political in nature and violated the rights of thousands of Egyptians. Mass trials have sentenced hundreds of Egyptians to death.

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