Senior Brotherhood figure Mohamed El-Beltagy and Islamist cleric Safwat Hegazy were also sentenced to life
A prosecution source earlier said that an Egyptian military court earlier would try Mursi
The session had been summoned for witness statements but the judge surprised journalists and others present by issuing a verdict
The Mufti said “the evidence were not enough to carry out the death sentence”
Mohammad Badie, convicted of involvement in deadly protests, had already received death sentences in two other cases
The leader and members of the Brotherhood were charged over violence in Egypt's Minya
The court refers its decision to the Egypt’s Grand Mufti, who must give an opinion on death sentences before they can be confirmed
'A communication seeking to accept the jurisdiction of the ICC over Egypt has been dismissed,' the court said.
The mass death sentences, the second in as many months, sparked global outrage
Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and the other defendants in the case face charges including plotting to bring down the constitution
The trial comes a day after the same court in Minya Province condemned 529 members of the group to death
The prosecutors said Mohammad Badie and his aides planned to “bring down the state”
Security forces have arrested thousands of Islamists since former President Mohammad Mursi was deposed on July 3
Egyptian activists who claim to have defected from the Muslim Brotherhood have set up a new group called “Egyptian Brotherhood”
The charges against Mursi and the other top Muslim Brotherhood members include conspiring with foreign groups, such as Hamas
Disorder among defendants cited as reason for chaotic trial being halted for second time
Speaking from the cage reserved for defendants, Mohammad Badie denied his group had perpetrated any violence
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