Egypt court sentences 529 Mursi supporters to death
Published on Mar 24, 2014 4:27 PM
CAIRO (AFP) - A court in Egypt on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi to death after a mass trial, judicial sources said.
Islamist backers of Mursi are facing a deadly crackdown launched by the military-installed authorities since his ouster in July, with hundreds of people killed and thousands arrested.
Of those sentenced on Monday, 153 are in detention, while the rest are on the run, the sources said.
The verdict can be appealed.