Egyptian court calls for death sentence for Brotherhood leader

June 19, 2014 5:17 PM

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Egyptian court calls for death sentence for Brotherhood leader

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court signalled on Thursday it wanted death sentences for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 13 others 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 to the Mufti, the highest Islamic legal official, who must give an opinion on the proposed death sentences before they can be confirmed. The court's final verdicts are expected on Aug. 3, after the ...

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