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Egypt sentences 75 people to death over 2013 sit-in

Egypt sentenced to death 75 people, including prominent Islamist leaders, on Saturday over a 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in which ended with the killing of hundreds of protesters by security forces. Others being tried in the case, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie, were handed life sentences, judicial sources said. Those[…]

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Egypt sentenced to death 75 people, including prominent Islamist leaders, on Saturday over a 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in which ended with the killing of hundreds of protesters by security forces. Others being tried in the case, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie, were handed life sentences, judicial sources said. Those[…]

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Saudi court confirms Shia cleric death sentence

The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia has confirmed the death sentence against Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a leader of anti-government protests, one of his brothers said. “After the confirmation of Sheikh Nimr’s death sentence by the Court of Appeal and then the Supreme Court, his life is in the[…]

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Morsi appeals death sentence: Lawyer

The court-appointed legal team representing deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi filed an appeal on Saturday at the country’s highest court challenging sentences of life imprisonment and death handed down in June, Morsi’s lawyer said. The Cairo criminal court sentenced Morsi to death over a mass jail break during the 2011[…]

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Sisi ‘to change law to allow faster executions’

Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, appears poised to further crack down on dissent after announcing he would fast-track the judicial process in the aftermath of the assassination of the country’s lead prosecutor. On Tuesday, Sisi promised new laws that will allow Egyptian courts to speed up hearings, and appeared to[…]

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Egypt faces condemnation over Morsi sentence

Egypt is facing international criticism after it upheld the death sentence against deposed President Mohamed Morsi, with the US, its military ally, calling it “deeply troubling” and “politically motivated”. The UN chief also expressed concern, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the verdicts against Morsi and leaders of the[…]

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Egyptian court upholds Morsi death sentence

An Egyptian court has upheld a death sentence against the ousted president Mohamed Morsi in a trial stemming from his escape from prison during the 2011 uprising that forced Hosni Mubarak from power. Tuesday’s ruling reaffirms an initial decision in the case in May, in which Morsi and more than[…]

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‘Egypt death sentences violate Islam’

Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi says the death sentences ruled against himself in absentia and against Mohamed Morsi, the deposed Egyptian president, violated Islamic legislation. The Egyptian Islamic theologian and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars said that the death sentences handed on by the Egyptian court against[…]

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Morsi verdict a “miscarriage of justice”

With the chorus of international condemnation growing, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has rejected the death sentence of former president Muhammad Morsi, calling it an “unjust verdict”. Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt, and 106 Muslim Brotherhood members were handed down the death penalty in an Egyptian court[…]

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