Egyptian Court Sentences 683, Including Brotherhood Leader, To Death

The Los Angeles Times’ Laura King reports, “A court in southern Egypt on Monday decreed a mass death sentence for nearly 700 people, including the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president.” Egypt’s sharp turn toward authoritarianism comes after the military-backed interim government marked the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization and has since been actively persecuting the group. Monday’s verdict came just weeks after the same court issued a capital decree against almost 530 defendants, sparking international outrage.

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