June 16, 2015 / 10:57 AM / in 4 years

Egypt court sentences Mursi to death in 2011 jail break case - state TV

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to death on Tuesday in a case related to a 2011 mass jail break.

The court had sought the death penalty for Mursi in May and referred its recommendation to Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam, the country’s most senior religious authority, a step required by law for death sentences.

The general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, was also sentenced to death.

The verdicts can be appealed.

Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad; Writing by Yara Bayoumy and Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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