Death sentence overturned: Egypt’s Court of Cassation overturned a death sentence against deposed president Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last Tuesday and ordered a retrial. Mursi, the first president to be democratically elected after the revolution, was overthrown in mid-2013 by general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following mass protests against his rule, and immediately arrested. He was sentenced to death in June 2015 in connection with a mass jailbreak during Egypt’s 2011 uprising. Mursi is currently serving three lengthy jail sentences. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole on charges arising from the killing of protesters in December 2012. He was also sentenced to 40 years on charges of spying for Qatar, and handed a life sentence on charges of spying for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.