Al Jazeera: Egypt sentences Mohamed Morsi to death

Verdict against former president sent to Grand Mufti for confirmation after he is convicted for 2011 mass prison break.

An Egypt court has sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to death for a mass prison break in 2011, prompting immediate condemnations from Amnesty International and the Turkish President.

The court ruled on Saturday that the sentencing of Morsi and 105 others will be referred to the Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in Egypt, for confirmation. Many of those sentenced were tried in absentia.

The court will pronounce its final decision on June 2.

WNU Editor: I have trouble seeing the Egyptian court and government approving the execution of a former Egyptian President. Then again .... when one looks at what is happening in the Middle East .... nothing should surprise us.

More News On Former Egyptian President Morsi Being Sentenced To Death

Egypt’s deposed president Morsi sentenced to death -- France 24/AFP
Egyptian Court Sentences Ousted President Morsi to Death -- NYT
Ex-Egyptian leader Morsi sentenced to death for conspiring in jailbreak -- Washington Post
Deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Sentenced to Death -- WSJ
Ousted Egypt President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death -- Deutsche Welle
Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death by Egyptian court -- The Guardian

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