EGYPT, FORMER PRESIDENT MORSI SENTENCED TO DEATH The deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to death for the mass escape from prison of Wadi el Natroun in January 2011

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The deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to death for organising the mass escape of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood from Wadi el Natroun prison in January 2011. The ruling came from the Cairo Court. The judgment was sent to the Grand Mufti for a secret and non-binding opinion. The fact occurred just three days after the start of the revolution that in February ousted President Hosni Mubarak: the action involved 11,151 detainees, according to Egyptian sources that cite acts of investigation. Sources point out that the budget, at least one official, a policeman was killed and several wounded.

Meanwhile, three Egyptian judges were killed at gunshot blasts. Armed people shot and killed three judges at al-Arish in Northern Sinai. Security sources confirm the killing of the judges argued that the attack was carried by Islamic extremists linked to Isis in “response to the death sentence pronounced today against the deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The sources pointed out too, that former “Bait al-Maqdis Ansar”have come into action, the leading Egyptian Jihadist group recently rebaptised “Sinai” Status within the framework of an alliance-affiliation with Isis announced in November.

The deposed President last month had already been sentenced at first instance to 20years imprisonment in the proceedings for the repression of a demonstration at his presidential palace in December 2012. Sending the judgment to the Grand Mufti is the first step in the legal proceeding when applying capital punishment. The Mufti’s decision isn’t binding, but after its decision, the Court will issue a final verdict, expected for June 2. Once this has been made known, the defendants can appeal.

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