A spokesman for the White House says the United States is concerned about the sentencing of former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The United States is concerned about the sentencing of former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday. "Mr. Mursi, like all other defendants, must be afforded the basic legal right of due process and the United States continues to be strongly opposed to politicized arrests and detentions," said Earnest. Mursi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to 20 years in jail on Tuesday on charges arising from killing of protesters, nearly three years after he became Egypt's first freely elected president.