The United States believes the death sentence for former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi is “unjust and undermines confidence in the rule of law,” the State Department said on Monday.
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State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Washington was also deeply concerned about “yet another mass death sentence” delivered by an Egyptian court.
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The ruling against Mursi is not final until June 2. All capital sentences are referred to Egypt’s top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding opinion, and are also subject to legal appeal. –Reuters