CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced former Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to death on Tuesday in a case related to a 2011 mass jail break.
The court had sought the death penalty for Mursi in May and referred its recommendation to Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam, the country’s most senior religious authority, a step required by law for death sentences.
The general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, was also sentenced to death.
The verdicts can be appealed.
Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad; Writing by Yara Bayoumy and Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Andrew Heavens