TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has been given a three-year prison sentence and fined 2m Egyptian pounds (£83,000) after being found guilty of insulting the judiciary.

Nineteen others tried by the Cairo court in the same case were also handed three-year jail terms but fined lesser amounts ranging from 30,000 to 1m Egyptian pounds.

The 19 included the Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and the politician and television presenter Tawfik Okasha, Reuters reported.

The verdicts can be appealed.

Mursi, who was democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was overthrown in 2013 by then-general Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, now the president, following mass protests against his rule.

He was immediately arrested and was serving a 20-year sentence for inciting the killing of protesters during demonstrations in 2012, and a 25-year sentence for spying for Qatar.