Morsi supporters sentenced to death

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Relatives and families of members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi react in front of the court in Minya, south of Cairo, after hearing the sentence handed to Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other Brotherhood supporters. Picture: Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced 12 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death on Wednesday on charges connected to the fatal shooting of a police general last year.

The 12 were among 23 defendants charged with murder or attempted murder over the shooting during a police raid on an Islamist stronghold in the capital on September 19 that came amid the bloody crackdown that followed the army's overthrow of Morsi in July.

The accused were also charged with “membership of a jihadist organisation”. The other 11 remain on the run. - AFP


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