Egyptian court holds 1-day trial for 683

Posted: March 26, 2014 at 5:16 a.m.

This image made from video shows relatives reacting after an Egyptian court on Monday sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in connection with an attack on a police station that killed a senior police officer in Minya, Egypt.

After a single session with no defense lawyers present, an Egyptian judge said Tuesday he will issue verdicts next month in a new mass trial of 683 suspected Islamists on charges of murder and attempted murder, a day after he sentenced hundreds to death in a similar trial that raised a storm of international criticism.

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Front Section, Pages 6 on 03/26/2014