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Amnesty calls Morsi death sentence bid in Egypt 'a charade'

Reuters , Ahram Online , Saturday 16 May 2015
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Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi attends trial session (Photo: Bassam Alzogby)
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Amnesty International on Saturday called an Egyptian court's decision to seek the death penalty for ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi "a charade based on null and void procedures" and demanded his release or retrial.

On Saturday the Cairo Criminal Court issued a preliminary death sentence to Morsi and 105 other defendants in the trial, which is known in the Egyptian press as the "Natroun jailbreak case".

In the case, the prosecution had charged Morsi and co-defendants with damaging and setting fire to prison buildings, murder, attempted murder, looting prison weapons depots and releasing prisoners.

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Farid
16-05-2015 03:45pm
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Amnesty is a farce
Amnesty can take their comment and read it for itself. They have lost their credibility in Egypt with their empty talk!
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agnabi
16-05-2015 03:32pm
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matter of intelligence of Egyptians
I can not help comparing this case with the case of Mubarak, in which Mr. Mubarak was acquitted although in reality more than 800 people were killed by the police under Mubarak's reign. If he was acquitted, Morsi should be acquitted, too. The world is watching what is going on, and what will come next, how people are willing to be deceived or manipulated by information and for the sake of self-interest. If Morsi is sentenced to death and executed while Mubarak was acquitted, I will never visit Egypt again.
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Colbert
18-05-2015 12:59am
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Mr. Boutros, what are you smoking?
When you say “you need to get your facts right” I am assuming you are looking at the mirror with a straight face!
Boutros
17-05-2015 01:43pm
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Intelligence???
Did Mubarak betray his country? Did Mubarak allow 14000 reported terrorists into Egypt? Did Mubarak transfer fuel to Gaza when his own people suffered fuel shortages. Did Mubarak kill 800?? Or was it the unknown from outside Egypt? You need to get your facts right before going to print.
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