Monday, 20 June 2016 06:06

Former President Mursi Get Second Death Sentence

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Muhammad Mursi and five others to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based Al-Jazeera TV network during his short-lived term.

Mursi, the case's top defendant, was ousted by the military in July 2013 and has already been sentenced to death in another case.

Saturday's verdicts can be appealed.

Two Al-Jazeera employees - identified by the judge as news producer Alaa Omar Mohammed and news editor Ibrahim Mohammed Hilal - were among those sentenced in absentia along with Asmaa Al-Khateib, who worked for Rasd, a media network widely suspected of links to Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood was banned and declared a terrorist group after Mursi's ouster.(All Africa)

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