Egypt court orders retrial of 152 Brotherhood defendants

January 25, 2015 12:20 AM

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CAIRO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday ordered a retrial of 152 Brotherhood defendants charged with violence that followed the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, state-run MENA news agency reported.

The 152 were initially sentenced last March in a mass trial of 545 defendants. Thirty-seven of the defendants were sentenced to death and 115 others sentenced to life in prison.

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