Ousted Egypt President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death
Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to death on charges of jailbreak. Morsi’s case will now be referred to a religious authority before an execution can take place.
An Egyptian court sentenced the country’s former president, and more than 100 other defendants, to death on Saturday over a mass prison escape during the 2011 uprising that toppled then President Hosni Mubarak.
Morsi sat through the reading of Judge Shaaban el-Shami’s verdict in a caged dock.
Many of the other defendants were tried in absentia, including prominent Islamic cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi who lives in Qatar.
Supporters of the ousted president chanted “down, down with military rule” as el-Shami read his verdict in the packed courtroom, a converted lecture theater in the national police academy in an eastern suburb of Cairo.
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Source News: DW