75 people get death penalty in Egypt over 2013 sit-in

Published: September 08, 2018 15:35:17 | Updated: September 09, 2018 18:57:45


Others being tried in the case, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie, were handed life sentences - Reuters photo

Egypt has sentenced 75 people to death, including prominent Islamist leaders, over a 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in which ended with the killing of hundreds of protesters, judicial sources said on Saturday.

Others being tried in the case, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie, were handed life sentences, reports Reuters.

Those sentenced to death by hanging include senior Brotherhood leaders Essam al-Erian and Mohamed Beltagi and prominent Islamist preacher Safwat Higazi, the sources said.

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