Egypt: 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death
February 3 , 2015
A court in Egypt has sentenced 183 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death for their role in the killings of police officers. According to media reports, the sentences come as Egypt continues its massive crackdown on the Brotherhood and its supporters, with thousands of people arrested and put on trial. Human rights organizations have slammed the government’s approach. Attacks on security forces have also increased, with multiple blasts killing more than 32 people last week. The government says the Muslim Brotherhood is behind the attacks.