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June 18, 2015 12:45 pm

Egyptian Court Confirms Death Sentence for Former President Morsi

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Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Photo: Jonathan Rashad.

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Photo: Jonathan Rashad.

New York Times – An Egyptian judge on Tuesday confirmed a death sentence against the deposed presidentMohamed Morsi, condemning his rule as a “black night” and his Islamist movement as “satanic” and “diabolical.”

Mr. Morsi’s sentence was among more than 100handed down last month by the same court after two sweeping mass trials, including dozens of sentences to death or life in prison. The confirmation on Tuesday was necessary because Egyptian law requires judges to seek the advice of Egypt’s official Muslim religious authority, the grand mufti, before finalizing sentences of capital punishment. The defendants now have the right to appeal through the courts.

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