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US calls death sentence for former Egyptian president 'unjust'

Reuters , Monday 18 May 2015
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The United States believes the death sentence for former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is "unjust and undermines confidence in the rule of law," the State Department said on Monday.

State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Washington was also deeply concerned about "yet another mass death sentence" delivered by an Egyptian court.

The ruling against Morsi is not final until June 2. All capital sentences are referred to Egypt's top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding opinion, and are also subject to legal appeal.

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Neo
19-05-2015 08:26pm
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Valid point
"undermining the rule of law" has become a common practice under the former "uppity" justic minister. It might not be the US call to tell Egypt how to run its justice, but it is Egypt's responsibility to develop a Blind, not Cross-eyed justice.
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Key
19-05-2015 04:39pm
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Is there anything else the US is concerned about except for safety of terrorists?
First this is none of your damn business. This is not Mobarak era Egypt. Secondly, the rules of law we know, is that anyone who deliberately kills civilians, army or police individuals, burns or attacks or commits theft to public or private properties, sells classified documents belonging to national security of a country to foreign intelligence, spying on his own country, endangers the national security of a territory, smuggles weapons and facilitate terrorist groups entry though illegal tunnels, release terrorists and criminal elements from prisons and commits high treason crime, he is definitely a criminal…doesn’t matter if he was a president or a plumber or a group of 10,000. You will all be rounded and hung if you commit terror acts against or in Egypt.
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