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Egypt Grand Mufti to rule on Badie sentence

Country's highest Islamic authority had rejected Brotherhood leader's death sentence but court asked him to reconsider.

Last updated: 30 Aug 2014 03:45
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Egypt's highest religious authority is due to decide whether to uphold a death sentence handed to the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie.

A court gave Badie the death penalty in June for the killing of police officers during a protest, but Shawki Allam rejected the sentence. In an unusual move, prosecutors asked the religious leader to reconsider.

Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


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