Egypt Court Calls for Death Sentence for Brotherhood Leader, 13 Others

June 19, 2014 5:33 PM

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Egypt Court Calls for Death Sentence for Brotherhood Leader, 13 Others

CAIRO — An Egyptian court signaled on Thursday that it wanted death sentences for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 13 other defendants charged with murder and firearms possession, when it referred the case to the country's religious authorities.

Judicial sources said a judge at a court session held at a Cairo police institute had referred all 14 of the defendants to the Mufti, the highest Islamic legal official, who must give an opinion on death sentences before they can be confirmed. The court's final decision is expected on Aug. 3.

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