An Egyptian court has sentenced Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to death, over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising.
Morsi was the country’s first freely elected president after the uprising in 2011 that brought him to power.
A further 120 people have also been sentenced to death over the prison break. Since the military overthrew Morsi 2 years ago, many such sentences have been handed down.
In what appears to be the first violent response to the ruling, suspected Islamic militants gunned down three judges and their driver in the northern Sinai Peninsula city of al-Arish.
Supporters of Morsi are being judged harshly in court and receiving tougher sentences as a result.
Morsi already is serving a 20-year sentence for his part in the killing of protesters outside a Cairo presidential palace in 2012.