An Egypt court has sentenced
former President Mohamed Morsi
to death for a mass prison break in
The court ruled on Saturday that
the sentencing of Morsi and 105
others will be referred to the Grand
Mufti, the highest religious
authority in Egypt, for confirmation.
Many of those sentenced were
tried in absentia, including Yusuf al-
Qaradawi, an influential Islamic
scholar based in Qatar.
The court will pronounce its final
decision on June 2.
Morsi, who was overthrown by the
army in 2013 amid mass protests
against his government, was
spared the death sentence in the
first of two trials that concluded on
Thursday, in which the court
advised death sentences for
16 defendants on espionage