An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people to death for allegedly passing confidential information on national security to Qatar. Those sentenced include two Al-Jazeera employees. Ousted president Mohammed Morsi, who has already been sentenced to death in a separate case, was also sentenced to life in prison in the case. The Al-Jazeera employees, news producer Alaa Omar Mohammed and news editor Ibrahim Mohammed Hilal, were sentenced in absentia, along with another journalist with suspected ties to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood. The alleged crimes took place during Morsi's rule. He was ousted in July 2013 and his Muslim Brotherhood declared a terrorist organization shortly thereafter.
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