EGYPT: COURT OVERTURNS DEATH SENTENCES FOR 149 MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD SUPPORTERS
February 3, 2016: A court in Egypt overturned the death sentences given last year to 149Ā supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood group and orderedĀ a retrial.Ā
Last February,Ā 183 people were sentenced to deathĀ over theĀ killings of 16 policemen in the Egyptian town of Kardasa near Cairo in August 2013.Ā Over 30 pro-Islamists were sentenced to death in absentia in the same hearing, but the court said they would have to surrender for a retrial to take place,Ā AFPĀ reports.
The attack on police stations in Egypt came after a deadly police crackdown on protesters just months after theĀ ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. About 700 people had been killed in police firing.Ā (Sources: ibtimes.co.in, 03/02/2016)