Two Morsi supporters sentenced to death for murder

Mohamed Morsi was ousted from office in July last year after just over 12 months as Egypt's president. Credit: Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino

Two supporters of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi have been sentenced to death for committing murder during violence which occurred last year after the army's deposed the Islamist head of state.

The pair were standing trial on charges that included throwing youths from the roof of a building in Alexandria.

The sentences came in the wake of the separate and unprecedented sentencing to death of 529 supporters of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood last Monday.