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Egypt sentences a further 183 people to death in new purge of political opposition

Headline Title:  Egypt sentences a further 183 people to death in new purge of political opposition 21 June 2014 Today’s decision by a criminal court in El Minya, Upper Egypt to uphold death sentences against 183 supporters of Mohamed Morsi, including a blind man, provides alarming evidence of the Egyptian judiciary’s increasingly politicized and arbitrary attitude towards justice and the death penalty, said Amnesty International.   The sentences come hot on the heels of seven executions last week, the first in Egypt since 2011.  An Amnesty International representative…

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