Egypt Sentences 683 to Death, Including Muslim Brotherhood Leader
(BEIRUT) -- An Egyptian court sentenced 683 people to death on Monday. They are alleged supporters of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood as well as one of its most senior leaders, the spiritual guide. These verdicts can be appealed and must be approved by Egypt's religious authority, the grand mufti. Last month, the same judge sentenced 529 Islamists to death. Of those, 37 were upheld on Monday while the rest were reduced to 25-year sentences.