Egypt court sentences 528 MB members to death
Updated: 2014-03-24 16:40
CAIRO, March 24 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian criminal court ordered Monday to sentence 528 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death over assaulting police stations in the upper Egyptian province of Minya last August, state-run Nile TV reported.
The Brotherhood suspects were charged of attacking a police premise in Mattai district and killing its deputy head after the dispersal of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi's main supporters sit-in last August.
Only 123 of the defendants were present. The rest were either released, out on bail or on the run.
The court also acquitted other 17 defendants.