Bosnian protesters condemn Morsi death penalty

Protestors in Bosnia have demonstrated against the Morsi death penalty.

Bosnian protesters condemn Morsi death penalty

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Around 150 protesters gathered in Bosnian capital Sarajevo after Friday prayers to march against the death penalty handed down to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Crowds at Gazi Husrev-beg mosque marched through the city center waving Egyptian and Bosnian flags and carrying photographs of Morsi, who was overthrown by army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi two years ago.

Demonstrators shouted for a “Free Egypt” as well as slogans "Damn you Sisi” and “We are with you Morsi”.

On May 16, Morsi and more than 100 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death in connection with a mass jail break in 2011. The sentences are subject to appeal and most death sentences in Egypt are commuted to lengthy prison terms.

Last month, Morsi, who became Egypt’s first freely elected president in 2012 after the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak, and 12 co-defendants were sentenced to 20 years in prison for organizing attacks on protesters in 2012.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Mayıs 2015, 17:57