THE WISDOM FUND: News & Views
March 24, 2014
McClatchy Washington Bureau

Egyptian Judge Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters to Death

by Nancy Youssef

CAIRO -- An Egyptian judge sentenced 529 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death Monday in an unprecedented verdict that shocked the nation and dashed any hopes that Egypt's capricious judicial system would render justice to government opponents.

The case now goes before Egypt's supreme religious authority, the Grand Mufti, . . .

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