Minya death sentences represent ‘travesty of justice’: Rights groups

June 22, 2014 9:59 AM

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Various rights groups condemned Saturday a Minya judge’s sentencing of 183 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to death sentences, calling the trial a “travesty of justice” and a “bid to crush dissent”.

“In recent months, Egyptian courts appear to have handed out death sentences at the drop of a hat, including in two mass trials based on flimsy evidence and deeply flawed proceedings,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International (AI).

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