Germany summons Egyptian ambassador in protest of Brotherhood death sentences
Germany summoned its Egyptian ambassador in Berlin Tuesday in response to a recent ruling that committed nearly 700 Muslim Brotherhood members to death sentences Monday, according to Reuters.
683 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, including senior leader of the banned organization Mohamed Badie, were sentenced to death in Egypt's southern Minya courts Monday. The defendants were convicted of involvement in the killing and attempted murder of policemen in the province in August last year, the same time that police forces killed hundreds of former president Mohammed Morsi supporters in clashes in Cairo.
The total convicted to death now surpasses 1000, but the court has allegedly reversed 429 death sentences from the March conviction to life sentences rather than death.