Egypt judge sentences 683 to death in mass trial, including Muslim Brotherhood leader – The Globe and Mail

Egypt judge sentences 683 to death in mass trial, including Muslim Brotherhood leader – The Globe and Mail.

A judge in Egypt on Monday sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, the latest in mass trials that have drawn international condemnation and stunned rights groups.

The same judge also upheld the death penalty for 37 of 529 defendants sentenced in a similar case in March, though he commuted the rest to life imprisonment.

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