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Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

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Egyptians attend an anti-military council protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo November 18, 2013. Photo: Reuters
Egyptians attend an anti-military council protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo November 18, 2013. Photo: Reuters

A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

They were convicted of charges including murder, Reuters reports.

The group, members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, are part of a larger trial involving more than 1,200 Morsi supporters.

Egyptian authorities have cracked down harshly on Islamists since Mr Morsi was removed in July. Thousands have been arrested and hundreds killed.

 

Published: 12:00 am Monday, March 24, 2014

Last modified: 9:04 pm Monday, March 24, 2014

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