News

529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death in Egypt

529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death in Egypt

rabia

After just one court session, the Minya Criminal Court has ordered that 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters be sentenced to death for involvement in ‘violence’ following Morsi’s ouster and the dispersal of Rabaa Al-Adaweya, reported state media.

According to initial reports, 529 were sentenced to death and 17 were found not guilty on charges of attacking police stations, killing police officers, and other violence-related charges.

Court files have revealed that the 529 were found guilty of killing one police officer, attacking other members of the police force and police stations, stealing weapons and attacking and vandalizing churches and public buildings.

Local media reports that of the 529 sentenced to death, only 153 attended the trial and the others were tried in absentia.

The paperwork to finalize the death sentences, the largest ever in one case and a number greater than the total number executed in Egypt’s modern history, will now be sent to the Grand Mufti for approval. In the past decade, 15 people have been executed for various charges.

Normally sending paperwork to the Grand Mufti  is purely procedural, but it remains to be seem whether this week be an exceptional case requiring action to stop.

Last week, an Egyptian court sentenced 26 to death over a “terror” plot aimed at compromising the country’s Suez Canal.

Thousands have been detained across Egypt since the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on charges mainly revolving around violence.

More than 300 members of Egypt’s security forces have been killed since July 2013, and more than 1,000 civilians have died during violent clashes and crackdowns by security forces on the Muslim Brotherhood.

In Photos: An Egyptian's Epic Trip to the Land of Penguins
12 Photos That Show a Different Side of Egypt

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt’s Doctors Syndicate to Provide Medical Assistance to Palestinians As Violence Spreads to the West Bank

Egyptian Streets14 May 2021

Egypt Denies State of Emergency at North Sinai Hospitals to Receive Wounded Gazans

Egyptian Streets12 May 2021

Egypt’s Public Prosecution Temporarily Halts Investigation into Fairmont Gang Rape Case

Egyptian Streets11 May 2021

26 Palestinians Killed in Strikes by Israeli Military

Egyptian Streets11 May 2021

‘Women Are Allowed To..”: Azhar Grand Imam Announces Renewed Statements Over Women’s Rights

Nadine Khaled9 May 2021

Egyptian Police Arrest 4 Accused of Kidnapping, Assaulting 3 South Sudanese Minors

Egyptian Streets8 May 2021
Credits: Ammar Awar - Reuters

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Condemns ‘Zionist Terror’ after Palestinians Injured at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Nadine Khaled8 May 2021

Sheikh Jarrah: An Open Wound in Israeli-Palestinian Land Disputes

Amina Zaineldine6 May 2021