Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death by Egypt court in jailbreak case Court also sentences prominent scholar Qaradawi to death in same case

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

CAIRO – (AA) An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to death over jailbreak charges.

The court also sentenced five leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group, including top leader Mohamed Badie, to death on charges of taking part in a mass jailbreak in 2011.

The court also sent more than 90 defendants – in absentia – including prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi to the gallows over similar charges.

Egyptian authorities accuse Morsi and 130 others of taking part in the mass jailbreak during Egypt’s January 2011 uprising that ousted autocratic President Hosni Mubarak.

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