Egypt’s top appeals court has overturned a life sentence handed down to ousted Islamist President Muhammad Morsi

The Court of Cassation also ordered on November 22 that the 65-year-old be retried for allegedly conspiring to commit terrorist acts with foreign organizations to undermine national security.

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Last week, the same court annulled a death sentence against Morsi in a separate case revolving around a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime President Hosni Mubarak.

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However, the former president remains in jail on separate convictions.

In 2012, Morsi became Egypt’s first democratically elected president before he was ousted by the military a year later following street protests against his rule.

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He was immediately arrested and his Muslim Brotherhood movement banned.