(CNN) -- An Egyptian court sentenced at least 528 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death Monday on charges related to violent riots in the southern Egyptian city of Minya last August, including the murder of a police officer, the country's official news agency said.
The riots took place after a deadly crackdown by security forces on two large sit-ins in Cairo, where demonstrators were supporting ousted President Mohammed Morsy.
While the official MENA news agency reported 528 death sentences, other Egyptian media said 529 people were sentenced to death.
The semiofficial Ahram Online news site said it was the largest set of death sentences handed to defendants in the modern history of Egypt. (Continue Reading.)
Monday, March 24, 2014
More Than 500 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Sentenced to Death in Egypt
Wow. Egypt isn't playing around.