Death sen­tences for 75

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

AN EGYP­TIAN court has sen­tenced 75 peo­ple to death for their in­volve­ment in a 2013 sit-in protest by Is­lamists that was bro­ken up by se­cu­rity forces in an op­er­a­tion that left at least 600 peo­ple dead.

Those con­victed, in a case in­volv­ing 739 de­fen­dants, in­cluded se­nior lead­ers of the out­lawed Mus­lim Broth­er­hood.

The de­fen­dants faced charges rang­ing from mur­der to dam­ag­ing prop­erty. The court in Cairo also sen­tenced to life in prison the head of the Broth­er­hood, Mo­hammed Badie, and 46 oth­ers.

The con­vic­tions can be sub­ject to ap­peal.

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