THE ‘OTHER’ DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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Israel shares its ‘special status’ with Egypt

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US ‘deeply concerned’ by Morsi death sentence in Egypt

The United States expressed «deep concern» Sunday after an Egyptian court sentenced deposed president Muhammad Morsi and more than 100 others to death for their role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.

«We have consistently spoken out against the practice of mass trials and sentences, which are conducted in a manner that is inconsistent with Egypt’s international obligations and the rule of law,» a State Department official said.

Noting that they were preliminary sentences, the official added: «We continue to stress the need for due process and individualized judicial processes for all Egyptians in the interests of justice.

«Many of those sentenced on Saturday were tried in absentia. The court will pronounce its final decision on June 2, since under Egyptian law, death sentences…

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