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Egypt court set to issue final ruling on Morsi death sentence in 'jailbreak case'

On May 16, the court sentenced Morsi and 105 others to death in the 'Wadi Natroun jailbreak' case

Ahram Online , Monday 1 Jun 2015
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File Photo: Ousted president Mohamed Morsi (Photo: Reuters)
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The Cairo Criminal Court is set to announce its final verdict for former Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi and 105 other defendants in the so-called "Wadi Natroun jailbreak" trial on Tuesday.

The verdict can be appealed.

On May 16, the court issued a preliminary death sentence for the defendants. referring the verdicts to Egypt's Grand Mufti for review according to the country's penal code.

The recommendations of the Grand Mufti, the highest authority on religious edicts, on capital punishment verdicts are non binding.

The same court also issued preliminary death sentences against Brotherhood leaders Mohamed El-Beltagy and Khairat El-Shater and 14 others in the "espionage for Hamas case", and also referred these decisions to the Grand Mufti for review.

In the Wadi Natroun jailbreak case, the prosecution charged Morsi and co-defendants with "damaging and setting fire to prison buildings", "murder", "attempted murder", "looting prison weapons depots" and "releasing prisoners" while escaping from the prison in January 2011.

According to the prosecution, the prisoners who broke out of jail included members of the Muslim Brotherhood, members of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement, Lebanon's Hezbollah, jihadists and criminals.

Prosecutors also said that over 800 fighters from Gaza had infiltrated Egypt and used rocket-propelled grenades and weapons to storm three prisons, abducting four policemen and killing several others.

In April, an Egyptian court sentenced Morsi to 20 years in jail for inciting violence during 2012 protests against his rule.

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Aladdin, Alex
02-06-2015 05:18am
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Get him Out
He was double agent for US like Mr. Baradaie to crush BH of Kazabeens. Thanks and goodbye.
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King
02-06-2015 04:49am
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Court and sisi forcing Egyptian to join isis
Thant kind of decision inviting isis to Egypt and sisi forcing Egyptian must joing isis because sisi want rule long in Egypt and he using court like a criket bool
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King
02-06-2015 04:27am
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Court and sisi need a good lesson
Now time is over and sisi doing Enough nonsens and court going to dark night immideatily both are need a good lesson
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Farhan
02-06-2015 01:24am
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Here is truth of prison break, Egyptian fascist regime is never going to tell the truth
During protests against Mubarak on Jan 28th these Muslim brotherhood figures were arrested because military government didn't want them to be part of protest, 2 days later few armed protesters attacked Wadi prison and freed 11000 prisoners, Morsi was released by resident of area. Morsi tried to contact with authorities to get the instruction from government but he was not able to reach any body because most government officers left their jobs. Morsi also contacted Al-Jazeera to broadcast his message to government authorities but no one contacted them so they left and went home, they didn't run away. They were rearrested from homes. Its not his fault that people released his, its not his fault that there was no prison officer to assist him. its not his fault that there was no government authorities to assist him.
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Salem
01-06-2015 11:36pm
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Big mistake
If Morsi is executed it would be Egypt’s biggest mistake in modern history, even bigger than letting the thug Mubarak in office for 30 years, or letting the Terrorist MB win the last election. The country which is trying to rebuild itself, would have deliberately and knowingly sabotaged any chance for recovery, peace, and tranquility. It is one thing when we have to face uncertainties and unforeseen disasters, it’s another when we orchestrate one ourselves!
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