SHOCKER : An Egyptian court has sentenced at least 528 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death !

Posted: March 24, 2014 in Headlines

Most were arrested during clashes which erupted in the southern province of Minya after the forced dispersal of two Muslim Brotherhood protest camps in Cairo on August 14. These members were convicted of charges including violence, inciting murder, storming a police station, attacking persons and damaging public and private property.

This group of 528 is among over 1,200 supporters of Islamist ex-president, Mohammed Morsi on trial, including senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Those convicted are expected to appeal. The verdict will be passed on to the Grand Mufti (a senior Islamic scholar), Egypt’s supreme religious authority, for approval or rejection. The final trial session will be conducted on 28 April.

Ever since Mr Morsi was ousted by the military last July, Egyptian authorities have cracked down fiercely on Islamists. Multitudes have been arrested and killed.

The Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist organization and authorities have punished any public show of support for it.

A second group of 700 Morsi supporters is due to go on trial on Tuesday.

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