Cairo: An Egyptian court sentenced former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to death today in a case related to a 2011 mass jail break.
The court had sought the death penalty for Mursi in May and referred its recommendation to Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam, the country's most senior religious authority, a step required by law for death sentences.
The general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, was also sentenced to death.
The verdicts can be appealed.
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