Egypt's President Morsi is Sentenced to Death

An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi and over 100 others to death Saturday over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak and later brought Islamists to power for the first time in Egypt.
As is customary in passing capital punishment, Judge Shaaban el-Shami referred his death sentence on Morsi and others to the nation's top Muslim theologian, or mufti, for his non-binding opinion. El-Shami set June 2 for the next hearing.
In July 2013, the military ousted Morsi, Egypts first freely elected leader, following days of mass street protests by Egyptians demanding that he be removed because of his divisive policies.



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