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Egyptian Court Sentences 75 People to Death in a Mass Trial over 2013 Rabaa Adawiya Square Incident

  • A court in Egypt, on Saturday, has sentenced 75 people to death over charges of murder as well as incite violence during 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo’s Rabaa Adawiya square. The concerned mass sentencing also included jail term for over 600 protesters. The bloody incident at Rabaa Adawiya square is known as the single most deadly unrest that took place in 2013, following the 2011 popular uprising that toppled longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Rabaa Adawiya square incident took place just weeks after the democratically elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was ousted by the military. The verdict has been called disgraceful by Amnesty International.