Inside Story

No mercy for Morsi

What would be the repercussions of killing Egypt’s first freely-elected president?

A court in Egypt has upheld the death sentence against deposed president Mohamed Morsi who was sworn in as Egypt’s first elected civilian president in June 2012.

A leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi promised a government working for all Egyptians and a change from the days of Hosni Mubarak.

But Morsi – with five other defendants – has now been sentenced to death by hanging on charges relating to a mass jail break during the 2011 revolution.

So how will the sentencing be received within Egypt and around the world? And will it do more than make Morsi a martyr?

Presenter: David Foster


Ashraf Abdel Ghaffar – senior Muslim Brotherhood official

Marwa Maziad – specialist in Middle East politics

Wafik Moustafa – founder and chairman of the British-Arab Network