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Human rights in Egypt

A court in Egypt sentences 75 people to death for a sit-in protest in a Cairo suburb in 2013 supporting Mohamed Morsi. The breakup of that protest at Rabaa Square by Egyptian authorities killed 600 people. Of the 739 defendants, Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 46 others are sentenced to life in prison, 374 receive 15-year jail terms, 22 are sentenced to 10 years and 215 people, among which Mahmoud Abu Zeid (Shawkan), to five years in jail.

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 protest that was broken up by security forces in an operation that killed at least 600 people.

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