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Egypt: More than 500 sentenced to death in ‘grotesque’ ruling

Headline Title:  Egypt: More than 500 sentenced to death in ‘grotesque’ ruling 24 March 2014 Today’s mass death sentences handed down by an Egyptian court are a grotesque example of the shortcomings and the selective nature of Egypt's justice system, Amnesty International said.  According to state media reports, in a single hearing this morning, the Minya Criminal Court sentenced 529 supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi to be executed for their alleged role in violence following his ousting in July last year.  “This is injustice writ large and these death…

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