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Egyptian court sentences two Al-Jazeera employees to death

Egyptian court sentences two Al-Jazeera employees to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Morsi, the top defendant, and two of his aides were sentenced to 25 years in prison for membership in the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood group but were acquitted of espionage, a capital offense.

Morsi and his secretary, Amin Sirafy, each received an additional 15-year sentence on charges of leaking official documents. Sirafy's daughter, Karima, was also sentenced to 15 years on the same charge. 

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