Egypt court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

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Egyptian Muslim brotherhood and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi rally outside Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court (AFP/Getty Images)

Egyptian Muslim brotherhood and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi rally outside Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court (AFP/Getty Images)

An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges including murder, a defence lawyer said, in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement.

"The court has decided to sentence to death 529 defendants and 16 were acquitted," lawyer Ahmed al-Sharif told Reuters. The ruling can be appealed.

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