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Egypt's ousted President Morsi sentenced to death

Egypt's ousted President Morsi sentenced to death

An Egyptian court Saturday issued a preliminary death sentence against Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, making him the first president in the country's history to face the possibility of public hanging. The ruling, involving a deadly 2011 jailbreak in which some 20,000 inmates were set free, was sent to Egypt's grand mufti for a non-binding review. The action is a compulsory step under Egyptian law before the court returns its final verdict. The next hearing in the case is set for June 2. More than 100 other defendants, including fellow former leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, were also sentenced to death Saturday. Morsi, selected as president in free...

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