Mass death penalty verdict triggers global outcry
- Ousted Egyptian President Mr.Morsy’s 529 supporters are sentenced to death by Court which has triggered an outcry among legal community at home and influential human rights groups abroad.
- A Muslim Brotherhood leader denounced the judgment mentioning the verdict is void under the criminal procedures law, penal code and under the recently ratified Constitution and opined that it will make revolutionaries more determined to topple the coup.
- The defence team were not granted time by the judge to present its case which was a violation of Egypt’s criminal procedures law.
- Amnesty International, the human rights group expressed outrage at death sentences. The U.K.-based organisation called the convictions “selective nature of Egypt’s justice system.”
- Thousands of Morsy’s supporters are languishing in jail, with no investigation done into deaths of protesters.
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