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More than 500 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death in Egypt

March 24, 2014, 13:50 UTC+3
They accused of attacking police station and murder officers
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CAIRO, March 24. /ITAR-TASS/. In Egypt, 529 activists in the banned the association Muslim Brotherhood  were sentenced to death. The decision was made by the province of Minya Criminal Court .

All suspects were charged with assault on a police station and murder of a group of officers, including Colonel Mustafa Ragab, deputy police chief. After the attack on the police-station last year in the midst of the army and Islamist opposition, the attackers seized large quantities of weapons and ammunition.

Another 16 people are justified. As noted, such a harsh verdict was publicly announced just after one session of court. According to Egyptian law practice, all death sentences to the approval by the Grand Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa, after which the court on the newly meeting re-announce the final verdict.

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