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Ex-Egyptian leader Morsi sentenced to death

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected President, has been sentenced to death by an Egyptian court over a mass jail break in 2011.

The former leader was handed the penalty alongside 105 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The case will now be referred to Egypt's top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, before any executions can take place.

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Muslim Brotherhood slam Morsi 'political sentence'

Muslim Brotherhood official Amr Darrag condemned an Egyptian court's decision to seek the death penalty for former president Mohamed Morsi and called on the international community to take action.

"This is a political verdict and represents a murder crime that is about to be committed, and it should be stopped by the international community," Darrag, co-founder of the dissolved Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, told Reuters in Istanbul.

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