Death Sentence for Muslim Brotherhood Leader, 182 Others

An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences against the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, and at least 182 of his supporters, judicial sources at the court told Reuters. They were charged over violence that erupted in the aftermath of the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, a senior Brotherhood member, after mass protests against his rule, killing one police officer. According to The Associated Press, the ruling by the southern Minya Criminal Court is the largest confirmed mass death sentence to be handed down in Egypt in recent memory.

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