Mohammed Morsi in defendant's cage during a court appearance

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Mr Morsi has spent a number of years behind bars (file pic)

Egypt’s former president has been sentenced to a few years in jail for insulting the judiciary.

Mohammed Morsi already holds different jail phrases together with a life sentence.

He’s awaiting a retrial on a separate cost of conspiring to commit terrorist acts, for which he was beforehand sentenced to dying. The dying sentence was lifted on enchantment.

Mr Morsi was overthrown by the army in 2013 and has been detained since. He’s at the moment in a high-security jail.

He has additionally been fined 1,000,000 Egyptian kilos (£42,000; $56,000) regarding a speech given in 2013.

Additionally sentenced on Saturday have been 17 co-defendants, together with fines for political blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and broadcaster Tawfiq Okasha.

Mr Morsi has beforehand rejected the authority of the courts, and in his first trial shouted from the dock that he was being “forcibly detained”.

Since then he has been pressured to sit down in soundproof glass cages in courtrooms, which officers say are designed to stop him disrupting proceedings.

He was overthrown by the army following mass protests a 12 months after he took workplace because the nation’s first democratically elected chief.

The authorities subsequently launched a crackdown on supporters of Mr Morsi and the Islamist motion to which he belongs, the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.