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529 Morsi supporters sentenced to death in Egypt

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A court sentenced 529 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death on Monday after just two hearings, in the largest mass death sentencing in Egypt's modern history. 

A relative of a supporter of Mohamed Morsi cries outside the courthouse on March 24, 2014 in the central Egyptian city of Minya, after the court ordered the execution of 529 Morsi supporters

Legal experts said the shock verdict would likely be overturned on appeal because the court had rushed the trial without following the required procedures.

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