Egyptian court seeks death penalty for ex-president Mursi

May 16th, 2015  
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Topic: Egyptian court seeks death penalty for ex-president Mursi

By Stephen Kalin CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday sought the death penalty for former president Mohamed Mursi and 106 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in connection with a mass jail break in 2011. Mursi and his fellow defendants, including top Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, were convicted for killing and kidnapping policemen, attacking police facilities and breaking out of jail during the uprising against Hosni Mubarak. The court's request drew condemnations from Amnesty International and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. The court sought capital punishment in a separate case for Brotherhood leader Khairat el-Shater and 15 others for conspiring with foreign militant groups against Egypt.


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