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Death sentences upheld in Egypt for 183 defendants; others cleared
Death sentences upheld in Egypt for 183 defendants; others cleared

An Egyptian court Saturday upheld its death sentences for 183 defendants, including the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, while reversing the convictions of nearly 500 other previously condemned men. The latest verdict can still be appealed to a higher court. The initial death verdicts were handed down in April by the court in Minya, in southern Egypt, against 683 defendants. In March, the same court had simultaneously sentenced 529 men to death, sparking an international outcry. The defendants are accused of taking part in violent acts and plotting an assault on a police station that resulted in an officer’s death. Clashes broke out across Egypt after security forces...

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