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  8/8/2014, Av 12, 5774

Egypt's Mufti Rejects Death Sentence for Brotherhood Leader


Egypt’s top religious authority has rejected a death sentence proposed for the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 13 associates for murder and violence, but was asked by a court on Thursday to reconsider, Reuters reports.

Mohammed Badie, the Brotherhood’s supreme guide, and the other defendants were sentenced on June 19, but Egyptian law requires any capital sentence to be referred to Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam, Egypt’s highest Islamic legal official, for an opinion before any execution can take place.