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Egypt court confirms Morsi's death sentence over jailbreak

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-06-16 19:23

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Tuesday confirmed a death sentence against ousted president Mohamed Morsi over mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising, state-run Nile TV reported.

Another five members of the outlawed Brotherhood, including Mohamed Badie, general guide of the group, were handed the same death verdict.

On May 16, Morsi and more than 100 others were sentenced to death for plotting jailbreaks and attacks on police during the uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak four years ago, in this case publicly known as the "Wadi al-Natron jailbreak."

The verdicts were referred to the Grand Mufti, the country's highest Islamic official who gives the religious judgment of all preliminary death sentences, for his opinion.

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