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|Egypt sentences 683 to death in another mass trial|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
MINYA, Egypt — An Egyptian judge sentenced to death the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader and 682 other people Monday in the latest in a series of high-stakes mass trials that have been unprecedented in scope, drawing sharp condemnation from international rights groups.
The verdicts — which were appealed by general prosecutor— come as the military-backed government has launched a massive crackdown against Islamist supporters of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi, under the banner of “war against terrorism” while tightening its grip on the Arab world’s most populous nation.
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