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Source: Reuters/VOA

Egypt: U.S condemns death sentence for Egyptian former president

(By Estera Popowska)

A United States State Department official said on Sunday that the U.S is “deeply concerned” about an Egyptian court decision to seek the death penalty for former President Mohamed Mursi, Reuters reported.

On Saturday an Egyptian Court sentenced the deposed Egyptian president and 106 supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood in connection with a mass jail break in 2011 attracting condemnations from Amnesty International and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.