Relatives of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of Mohamed Mursi react outside court
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Court confirms Egypt Muslim Brotherhood death sentences

An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters accused of a 2013 attack on a police station, lawyers say.

A judge had recommended the death penalty for the 683 defendants, in a widely-criticised mass trial in April.

Mohammed Badie, leader of the banned group, was among those whose sentences were upheld. Appeals are now likely.

Bethany Bell reports from Cairo.

  • 21 Jun 2014
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