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Egypt court approves death sentence to former President Morsi, 4 Islamist leaders

June 16, 2015, 14:22 UTC+3
Among those sentenced to death there are spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood group
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CAIRO, June 16. /TASS/. Egypt’s criminal court announced on Tuesday the final verdict to former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and sentenced him to death on charges of a mass prison break during the 2011 revolution and the prisoners’ involvement in the riots.

Among those sentenced to death there are spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood group Mohammed Badie, his deputy Rashad Al-Bayoumi, one of the active leaders of Essam Al-Arian and former speaker of the Islamists’ parliament Saad El Katatni.

On May 16, Morsi and dozens of Muslim Brotherhood member were sentenced to death in the "Great Escape" case. After that the documents were submitted for approval to the country’s Supreme Mufti.

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