529 of Muslim Brotherhood to Die

Amr Dalsh/Reuters

More than 500 members of the now-illegal Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt have been sentenced to death by an Egyptian court. Among those sentenced are a handful of leaders of the group behind deposed President Mohamed Morsi. They were sentenced Monday on charges ranging from murder of a police officer to attacking police. Since July of 2013 when the army overthrew Morsi and outlawed the Brotherhood, hundreds of its members have died, and thousands have been arrested. The sentence, which came on the second day of the trial, is likely to escalate already tense Islamic-secular tensions.