An Egypt court has sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to death for a mass prison break in 2011, the Associated Press agency said.
The court ruled on Saturday that the sentencing of Morsi and 105 others will be referred to the Grand Mufti for confirmation.
Many of those sentenced were tried in absentia, including Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an influential Islamic scholar based in Qatar.
The court will pronounce its final decision on June 2.
Morsi, who was overthrown by the army in 2013 amid mass protests against his government, was spared the death sentence in the first of two trials that concluded on Thursday, in which the court advised death sentences for 16 defendants on espionage charges.
They had been charged with colluding with foreign powers, the Palestinian group Hamas and Iran to destabilise Egypt.
Egyptian authories have banned Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood since his overthrow and arrested thousands of his supporters.
Last month, an Egypt court sentenced Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in prison for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters in clashes outside the presidential palace in December 2012.
The court acquitted the former president of murder charges that could have seen him face the death penalty.
Source: Associated Press