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Egypt court sentences 683 Morsi supporters to death
Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie among 683 people sentenced to death by a court in Upper Egypt; court commutes 492 of 529 death sentences passed in an earlier trial
El-Sayed Gamal El-Deen , Monday 28 Apr 2014
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Muslim Brotherhood guide Mohamed Badie behind bars (Photo:Reuters)

A court in Minya has passed death sentences on 683 supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi, including leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Islamist group's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie was among the defendants found guilty of attacking Adawa police station and killing a police officer, Mamdouh Kotb Mohamed Kotb, on 14 August 2013 -- following the dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins at Rabaa and Nahda squares.

They were also found guilty of committing violence, rioting, destroying public and private property, attacking police officers, and inciting violence.

The verdicts must be ratified by the grand mufti before they can be carried out.

The court has set 21 June for the final verdict to be passed, after the grand mufti has made his assessment.

The law allows the verdicts to be appealed. 

March verdict

The same judge sentenced 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death in March causing a public outcry locally and internationally.

On Monday, he confirmed 37 of the death sentences and commuted 492 others to life imprisonment upon the instructions of the grand mufti.

The defendants were accused of killing a police officer and storming Matay police station on 14 August 2013.

Khaled El-Koumi, lawyer for one of the defendants sentenced to death, told Ahram Online that he would appeal against the verdict as soon the court has issued its reasoning within the next 60 days.





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sobia
29-04-2014 09:56am
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Shame....less
The Egyptia Judiciary has deleted the word "Shame" from the their dicitionary. They are now shameless.
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Allen
29-04-2014 07:52am
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We all know the brotherhood terrorists murdered far more then 693 Egyptians and Egyptian soldiers.
When will the balance of terrorist be sentenced ???? Commit crimes in large numbers, convictions come in large numbers. Everything is relative.
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Hope
28-04-2014 11:04pm
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Hope
Something inside, so strong. Thoughts and prayers...
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Guluma
28-04-2014 09:03pm
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What a terrible decision
it must be a joke
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Hebattalah
28-04-2014 08:04pm
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WHY
Not fair and what about HOsni Mubarak Supporters stop it
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George Masri, Imbaba
28-04-2014 07:43pm
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This faricical judgment has nothing to do with the rule of law or eith justice
It is an expression of the hatred and vindictiveness the new Nazi-like regime in Cairo harbors for Islam and the Islamists. I think the presiding judge deserves the death penalty himself. In any case, the Egyptian justice system itself should also be executed, the sooner the better, and replaced by a decent justice system based on the rule of law, not on primitive impulses for revenge.
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Allen
28-04-2014 07:01pm
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About time the victims, and families of the Muslim brotherhood terrorists are held accountable.
This may be news for the feeble sheep.... BUT, Crime or terrorism does not pay, it actually has consequences ..... Can't walk away Scott free.
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aboujafar
28-04-2014 02:24pm
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This is insane!
You have to be joking! Sentencing a supporter of a disliked group to death just because they are supporters. Where is the evidence of the murders each person committed that warrants their execution? I'm an Azhari (not an Akhwani), yet I want to know HOW this can be justified from Islamic Law (Shari'ah)?
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Aladdin, Egypt
28-04-2014 01:00pm
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Crime and Punishment
It is the corner of civilization and should be respected. In wars, ending life of some will save other lives.
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Farhan
29-04-2014 02:16am
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Than it should be lives of you fascist , because you are the only one who are murdering others and destroy democracy
Its time to kick out all the fascists like you from Egypt.
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Hiyam Sokkar
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Th judge of this Nazi court should be excuted himself
It is sad Egypt under Sissi has become a Joke...and the justice system even a bigger joke.
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