Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death




 
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Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death
 
March 24th, 2014  
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Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death
By Asma Alsharif CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offences on Monday, in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement that is likely to fuel instability. Family members stood outside the courthouse screaming after the verdict - the biggest mass death sentence handed out in Egypt's modern history, defense lawyers said. Turmoil has deepened since the army overthrew Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, in July. Security forces have killed hundreds of Brotherhood members in the streets and arrested thousands.

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