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The trial, decried by Amnesty International as a ‘mockery of justice,’ stemmed from a violent confrontation with security forces in 2013
CAIRO—An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death for their involvement in pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests five years ago, in a mass trial of more than 700 defendants that rights groups criticized as unjust.
Most of the accused were arrested during the security forces’ assault on a sit-in at the Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo that killed hundreds of people. The protests were in support of President Mohammed Morsi after the Islamist movement’s leader was ousted by the army.