Egypt sentences hundreds over 2013 pro-Morsi protests

_103345279_mediaitem103345277Source: BBC News

Egypt has delivered verdicts for more than 700 people over a pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in 2013.

The court confirmed 75 people’s death sentences and life imprisonment for 47 others, including Islamic leaders.

Rights group Amnesty International has called the trial “grossly unfair” and a violation of Egypt’s constitution.

Violence erupted at the 2013 protest in Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya square, with hundreds killed by security forces.

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