Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death
Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was sentenced to death by Cairo court for his part in a mass jailbreak in 2011.
Now, country’s religious authorities will have to give their opinion before the sentence can be carried out.
Morsi who is leader Muslim Brotherhood Party was earlier sentenced to 20 years in jail for was on charges of espionage for his involvement in ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his time in power.
He was Egypt’s first freely elected president after the military rule under Hosni Mubarak came to end in 2011.
In July 2013, he was ousted by the military after days of mass street protests by Egyptians demanding his removal because of his divisive policies.
After he was overthrown, the military led government had suppressed the Muslim Brotherhood movement and thousands of its supporters were arrested including Mohammed Morsi.
The Muslim Brotherhood movement was at its peak during Mohammed Morsi stint as President and had resulted in deaths of hundreds of people and thousands were imprisoned illegally.