Morsi Verdict Alarms U.S., Experts See “War” on Brotherhood

Jay Deshmukh of AFP reports, “The United States expressed alarm Sunday at death sentences for Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi and dozens of others, a verdict experts called a declaration of ‘total war’ on his Muslim Brotherhood.” Morsi was assigned the death penalty along with over 100 others for their jailbreak during Egypt’s uprising in 2011. The mass trial is part of a crackdown by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who unseated Morsi in 2013 and has been fighting against Islamist parties, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, since taking control.

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