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Egypt broadcasts reasons for Morsi's execution

The Egyptian foreign ministry announced on Thursday that it has distributed English-language copies of the court judgement sentencing deposed president Mohammed Morsi to death among Egyptian embassies abroad and foreign embassies based in Cairo.

A press release issued by the Egyptian foreign ministry said that this action comes within the framework of its continued efforts to clarify the reality of the situation in Egypt. The distributed document explained the reasons for the judgement, and included details and information that prove "beyond doubt" the involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood group in actions that "undermine the security and stability of Egypt".

The court's decision against Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders has sparked international criticism from the United States, the European Union and Turkey.

The US administration has expressed its "deep concern" over the verdict being "politically motivated"; while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the ruling as a "massacre of law and basic rights."

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon also expressed deep concern about the sentences issued against Morsi 90 other members of the Muslim, saying: "Death sentences handed down after mass trials, may well have a negative impact on the prospects for long-term stability in Egypt and its society."

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