An Egyptian court has sentenced 528 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death.
These members were convicted of charges including attacks on people and property and murdering a policeman. This group of 528 is among over 1,200 supporters of Islamist ex-president, Mohammed Morsi on trial, including senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Those convicted are expected to appeal. The verdict will be passed on to the Grand Mufti (a senior Islamic scholar), Egypt’s supreme religious authority, for approval or rejection. The final trial session will be conducted on 28 April.
Ever since Mr Morsi was ousted by the military last July, Egyptian authorities have cracked down fiercely on Islamists. Multitudes have been arrested and killed.
BBC.COM reported this story first.
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