Friday, March 28, 2014

Abayomi Azikiwe, PANW Editor, Featured on The Debate on Press TV: Egypt Court Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters to Death
Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, is a frequent guest on world media outlets.
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:48PM GMT

To watch this episode of The Debate featuring Abayomi Azikiwe, editor
of the Pan-African News Wire, which examines the ongoing political
crisis in Egypt, just click on the website below:

A court in Egypt has sentenced 529 supporters of former president
Mohammed Morsi to death for various charges including murder, judicial
sources and a defense lawyer say.

Judicial sources say 153 of the sentenced people are in custody, but
the rest are on the run.

According to these sources, the defendants have been charged with
assaulting security forces and vandalizing public property during the
violence that erupted after police stormed two protest camps set up by
Morsi supporters in Cairo last August.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued on Monday, Amnesty International
described the mass death sentences as a "grotesque example of the
shortcomings and the selective nature of Egypt's justice system."

The military-backed government has launched a deadly crackdown on
Muslim Brotherhood supporters after the army ousted Morsi in July last
year, with hundreds of people killed and thousands arrested.

According to a report released by the Associated Press earlier this
month, Egypt's military-backed government has jailed nearly 16,000
people since Morsi's removal. About 3,000 Muslim Brotherhood members
are among those who have been put behind bars.

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