Outsed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death

2015-05-16 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio)  An Egyptian court sentenced ex-President Mohammed Morsi to death on Saturday for his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year reign.

More than 100 others also received the death penalty in connection with the uprising.

Morsi was Egypt's first freely elected president but was ousted by the military in July 2013 following days of street protests demanding that he be removed because of his divisive policies.

Amnesty International decried the court's decision "a charade based on null and void procedures" and demanded his release or retrial in a civilian court.

(from Vatican Radio)