Egypt: 529 Morsi supporters condemned to death

Minya court sends dossier to Grand Mufti for approval

24 March, 11:11

    Egyptian security forces clash with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo Egyptian security forces clash with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO - The Minya Court of Assizes in Upper Egypt condemned 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death and has sent their dossier to the Grand Mufti of Egypt.

    The Grand Mufti has the task of ratifying or rejecting the death sentences. The suspects are accused of the deaths of two police officers, of disorderly conduct last August, and of belonging to a terrorist organization.

    The death sentences were issued as part of a trial for disorderly conduct in Upper Egypt on August 14, 2013, in which the defendants are more than 1,200 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Most of the defendants are in absentia. Seventeen of the defendants were acquitted of charges today, while in the next two days 700 Morsi supporters must appear in court, who also stand accused of attacking a police station and of having participated in violence and clashes.

    Among them is the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie.(ANSAmed).

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