UN rights experts ‘outraged’ over Egypt mass death sentences

[JURIST] A group of UN human rights experts for the expressed their anger [press release] Monday after an Egyptian court confirmed the death sentences of 183 people [JURIST report]. According to the UN, all of the defendants were alleged supporters of ex-president Mohammed Morsi and his party the Muslim Brotherhood [party website]. The experts noted that the credibility of the Egyptian court system may have been compromised, stating "[w]e are deeply concerned that the courts have become instrumental in the…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/06/un-rights-experts-outraged-over-egypt-mass-death-sentences.php

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