Egyptian Court Sentences Two Morsi Supporters To Death

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March 29, 2014 AT 9:56 AM
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced two supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi to death for committing murder during violence that broke out in Alexandria last year after the army deposed the Islamist head of state. The two men — Mahmoud Ramadan and Abdullah el-Ahmedi — were standing trial on charges that included throwing youths from the roof of a building in the Mediterranean city. In a separate case on Monday, an Egyptian court in the southern province of Minya sentenced 529 supporters of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood to death, drawing strong criticism from Western governments and human rights groups. The sentences drew a defiant response from the defendants.