Egypt court sentences 683 Muslim to death

Amid crackdown on opposition, judge also confirms death sentences for 37 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters.


The Egyptian court that previously sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death has sentenced an additional 683 Islamists to similar fates Monday,including Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie.

The 683 were sentenced in Egypt’s southern Minya courts, 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. (AFP)

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