Policemen guard 739 defendants at a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported.Of the 75 defendants referred to the Mufti, 44 are jailed and 31 are at large. The court normally hands down the maximum sentence for fugitives but a re-retrial is typically held after they are caught.Egyptian courts have held mass trials and handed down death sentences for hundreds of people, drawing international condemnation.Rights groups have repeatedly criticized such mass sentencing's in Egypt and called on authorities to ensure fair trials.International rights groups also denounced the mass trial of the 2013 sit-in.
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