Court in Egypt sentences 2 Al-Jazeera employees to death, former President Mohammed Morsi to 40 years in prison

June 18, 2016 1:01 PM

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Court in Egypt sentences 2 Al-Jazeera employees to death, former President Mohammed Morsi to 40 years in prison

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Morsi, the case's top defendant, and two of his aides were also sentenced to 25 years in prison. Morsi and his secretary, Amin el-Sirafy, received an additional 15-year sentence for a lesser crime. El-Sirafy's daughter, Karima, was also sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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