Egypt Court Confirms Morsi’s Death Sentence

A court in Egypt upheld a death sentence on Tuesday against ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Judge Shaaban al-Shami, who led a panel of three judges, issued the ruling after he consulted with Egypt’s Mufti.

In a separate ruling, El-Shamy sentenced Morsi to life in prison for espionage and colluding with foreign armed groups to commit attacks.

The judge also confirmed death sentences for five other imprisoned leading members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohammed Badie, the group’s leader, and Saad el-Katatni, the head of its short-lived political party.

Another 21 imprisoned defendants received life sentences in the case. Another 93 defendants were tried in absentia and sentenced to death, though they will be automatically retried once they are in custody.

Prosecutors alleged that Islamist leaders conspired with militants to escape prison.

Source : Tunis Afrique Presse