EGYPTIANS IN TURKEY ON HUNGER STRIKE

May 14, 2014 8:15 AM

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EGYPTIANS IN TURKEY ON HUNGER STRIKE

ISTANBUL — A group of 20 young Egyptians launched a two-day hunger strike in Istanbul yesterday in a bid to raise awareness over death sentences recently handed down to hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt.

An Egyptian court issued death sentences to 683 people on April 28, following a previous ruling by the same court in March sentencing 528 people to death.

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