Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy was sentenced to death Saturday in a Cairo court, in the latest judicial setback for the ousted leader. He was convicted in a 2011 prison break.
Morsy’s name, along with those of more than 100 other defendants, will be passed to the Grand Mufti, the highest legal authority in Egypt, who will have the final say on their sentence. The verdict will be confirmed on June 2.
This was the harshest sentence that Morsy could have expected to receive in the case.
The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, and a former parliament speaker, Mohamed Saad El-Katatny, were also referred to the Grand Mufti in the jailbreak case.