WASHINGTON — Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been sentenced to death by an Egyptian court. The court held a mass hearing and announced the verdict to 529 defendants.
Fox News reported that the defendants were supporters of deposed Islamist and former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.
They were arrested and charged for killing an Egyptian policeman and attacking police forces sent to keep the peace and disperse violent protesters. The defense lawyers for the defendants were apparently refused more time to review the charges by the judge. Also, some defense lawyers were supposedly not allowed to enter the courtroom.
It happened to be one of the largest mass trials of defendants in the country’s history, and the sentence was passed down after two sessions in court. Yet, reports only came from the defense lawyers and could not be corroborated by the prosecution or the courts.