683 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Sentenced to Death

حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل … وإستخف بقومه

Egyptian Streets

EGYPT-POLITICS-UNREST-DEMO A recent protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo.

683 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, including the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, have been sentenced to death in Minya, according to lawyers of the defendants.

The paperwork to finalize the death sentences, the largest ever in one case, will now be sent to the Grand Mufti for approval. Normally sending paperwork to the Grand Mufti is purely procedural, but it remains to be seen whether this case will require further scrutiny.

The 683 defendants, including Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie, had been standing trial over violence in Minya in 2013.

Death sentences reversed

Meanwhile, the Minya Criminal Court has confirmed the death sentences of 37 individuals from an earlier case in which 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death. The court reversed 429 death sentences, sentencing them instead to life in prison.

The 529 individuals were found guilty of charges ranging from killing one police officer…

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