Egypt court sentences 528 MB members to death

Updated: 2014-03-24 16:40


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CAIRO, March 24 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian criminal court ordered Monday to sentence 528 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death over assaulting police stations in the upper Egyptian province of Minya last August, state-run Nile TV reported.

The Brotherhood suspects were charged of attacking a police premise in Mattai district and killing its deputy head after the dispersal of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi's main supporters sit-in last August.

Only 123 of the defendants were present. The rest were either released, out on bail or on the run.

The court also acquitted other 17 defendants.