Fri May 22, 2015 8:42AM
Egyptian judge Shaban el-Shamy (C) reads out the verdict sentencing ousted President Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants to death at the police academy in Cairo, May 16, 2015. (© AFP)
Egyptian judge Shaban el-Shamy (C) reads out the verdict sentencing ousted President Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants to death at the police academy in Cairo, May 16, 2015. (© AFP)
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Earlier this week, an Egyptian court handed down death sentences to Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, and over 100 others on charges of having a hand in a prison break during the country’s 2011 revolution.

The 2011 revolution ousted the long-time dictator, Hosni Mubarak, widely considered a key ally of the US and the Israeli regime.

Morsi, affiliated with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, was later elected as the country’s president but was ousted only a year later in a military coup by Mubarak-era army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who then led an interim government that crushed massive protests against Morsi’s ouster and then campaigned for and won the country’s presidency in controversial elections.

In this edition of Comment, we ask: Who do you blame for Morsi’s death sentence?