An Egyptian court upholds Morsi death sentence

The death sentence imposed on ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, initially passed in May, was confirmed by Egypt’s highest religious authority the Grand Mufti, and upheld by an Egyptian court. He was convicted of a series of charges including colluding with the Palestinian Hamas to stage a mass jailbreak in 2011. The death sentences of five other leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its supreme guide Mohammed Badie, were also upheld. The verdict is subject to appeal

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