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Egyptian court delays decision on whether to execute ex-president Morsi
Egyptian court delays decision on whether to execute ex-president Morsi

An Egyptian court on Tuesday announced a two-week postponement of its planned ruling on whether Islamist former President Mohamed Morsi should face the death penalty. The announcement came hours after the reported arrests of two senior figures in Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, who had been fugitives since his ouster and arrest nearly two years ago. The Cairo court last month made a preliminary recommendation of capital punishment for the former president. However, under the law Egypt’s senior cleric, the Grand Mufti, must then concur with or contest the court’s decision. The mufti’s views, delivered to the presiding judge Tuesday, are not binding but are usually...

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