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Egypt: Cairo Court Sentences 75 Protesters to Death

Egypt: Cairo Court Sentences 75 Protesters to Death
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death for participating in a 2013 protest against the ousting of the country's democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi.

Senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood organisation were among those ordered executed by the Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday for their involvement with the sit-in demonstration at Rabaa Square in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Al-Jazeera reported.

The rulings will be referred to Egypt's chief Islamic legal authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding opinion. Egyptian law requires any capital sentence to be referred to the Grand Mufti before any execution can take place.

A final verdict is expected by September 8.

The case is part of a mass trial being conducted by the court involving 739 defendants alleged to have been involved in the 2013 sit-in, which was violently broken up.

Nearly 1,000 people were killed when security forces attacked demonstrators and others protesting in Giza.

International human rights groups condemned the use of force and criticised the ongoing trial, alleging it violates Egypt's constitution.

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