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Egyptian court sentences Morsi to death

5/16/2015 4:49:44 PM

Cairo: An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death today over his part in a mass prison break in 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Judge Shaaban el-Shami referred his death sentence on Morsi and others to the nation's top Muslim leaders and cleric over their illegal opinion. The next date of hearing in the case is June 2.

Morsi, is the Egypt’s first liberally elected president, who was driven out by the military in July 2013 after which the mass street protests by Egyptians demanding that he should be removed because of his disruptive plans. Morsi is already serving a 20-year sentence following his conviction on April 21 on charges linked of killing protesters outside a Cairo presidential palace in December 2012.

Morsi escaped death sentence in a separate case before Shaaban el-Shami related to allegations that Morsi, several of his supporters and leaders of his now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood allegedly passing on state secrets to foreign groups, including the Palestinian militant Hamas group and Lebanon's Hezbollah.

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