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Egypt sentences 529 Islamists to death

Updated: 2014-03-25 08:36
By Agencies in Cairo ( China Daily)

Court issues verdicts on supporters of theMuslim Brotherhood after two-day trial

A court in Egypt has convicted 529 supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi and sentenced them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police in one of the largest mass trials in the country in decades.

The majority of the defendants, who were supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, were tried in absentia while more than 150 stood trial in unprecedentedly rushed hearings that lasted only two days. Sixteen suspects were acquitted.

Egypt sentences 529 Islamists to death

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