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Specter of death penalty haunts Egypt’s Brotherhood

An Egyptian court issued the first death sentence against a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sheikh Fadl al-Mawla, in what some fear will be a precedent for the regime.
A defendant, who is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, shouts solgans against the Interior Ministery during the trial of brotherhood members for their armed sit-in at Rabaa square, at a court on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RTX2F12V
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Egypt's highest court for the first time has upheld the death penalty against a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, prompting fears that it won't be the last time.

The Court of Cassation ruling April 24 prompted objections from human rights groups and politicians.

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