Egypt puts Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial




 
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Egypt puts Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial
 
March 25th, 2014  
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Egypt puts Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial
By Treza Kamal MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - The leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial on Tuesday on charges including murder, their lawyer said, a day after more than 500 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi were sentenced to death. Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, 70, and the others were being tried in the same court in Minya Province that condemned 529 members of the Islamist group to death, in what rights groups said was the biggest mass death sentence handed out in Egypt's modern history. The United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday the mass death sentences contravened international law, and voiced concern for others facing the same charges. The army has cracked down hard on the Brotherhood since it toppled Mursi, Egypt's first freely elected president, in July.




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