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Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, teh BBC reports.

They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacks on people and property.

The group, including top Muslim Brotherhood members, are part of a trial of over 1,200 Morsi supporters.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s general guide Mohammed Badie was among those convicted.

They are expected to appeal. The verdict now goes to Egypt’s supreme religious authority, the Grand Mufti (a senior Islamic scholar), for approval or rejection. The final trial session will not be held until 28 April. s

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