U.N. Chief Deeply Concerned at Death Sentence Bid for Egypt's Mursi

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern on Monday at an Egyptian court decision to seek the death penalty for former President Mohamed Mursi. U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters "The secretary-general notes with serious concern the sentence of death issued by the Egyptian Criminal Court against former President Mohamed Mursi and 105 others,". 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.