Egypt sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death
The Upper Egypt court sentenced 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of murdering the deputy commander of the Matay district police station in Minya during riots in the aftermath of the dispersal of the Rabaa sit-in in August, Ahram Online reported.
"The court has decided to sentence to death 529 defendants and 16 were acquitted," lawyer Ahmed al-Sharif told Reuters. The ruling can be appealed.
Only 123 of the defendants were present. The rest were either released, out on bail or on the run, Al Jazeera reported.
The ruling can be appealed.
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