#AceWorldNews – UNITED NATIONS – March 25 – The UN human-rights office said Tuesday that an Egyptian court’s decision to sentence 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death contravened international law, Reuters reported.
Monday’s ruling is seen as the biggest mass death penalty handed out in modern Egyptian history.
“The mass imposition of the death penalty after a trial rife with procedural irregularities is in breach of international human rights law,” UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said in Geneva.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s leader and 682 others went on trial Tuesday in the same court.
Ace Related News – March 24 – 11.06 GMT – Extract – #AceWorldNews – CAIRO – March 24 – In Egypt, 529 activists in the banned the association Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death.
The decision was made by the province of Minya Criminal Court http://wp.me/p165ui-4vi