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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Egyptian court recommends death sentence for 683 Brotherhood supporters

Yasmine Saleh

Published 28/04/2014 | 08:55

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Supporters of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak hold his posters while shouting slogans against members of the Muslim Brotherhood during a celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the liberation of Sinai in front of Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo April 25, 2014.
Supporters of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak hold his posters while shouting slogans against members of the Muslim Brotherhood during a celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the liberation of Sinai in front of Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo April 25, 2014.

An Egyptian court has recommended the death sentence for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters, and handed down a final capital punishment ruling for 37 others, judicial sources said.

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Seeking the death penalty for Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's general guide, is certain to raise tension in Egypt which has been gripped by turmoil since the army removed the Brotherhood from power last year.

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