This Article is From May 19, 2015

US Calls Death Sentence for Former Egyptian President 'Unjust'

US Calls Death Sentence for Former Egyptian President 'Unjust'

File Photo: Former Eyptian President Mohamed Morsi. (Agence France-Presse Photo)

Washington: The United States believes the death sentence for former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi is "unjust and undermines confidence in the rule of law," the State Department said on Monday.

State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Washington was also deeply concerned about "yet another mass death sentence" delivered by an Egyptian court.

The ruling against Mursi is not final until June 2. All capital sentences are referred to Egypt's top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding opinion, and are also subject to legal appeal.
 
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