Egypt implements first execution against Mursi supporter

By REUTERS
March 7, 2015 11:28

 
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CAIRO - Egypt executed on Saturday an Islamist accused of murder during clashes in mid-2013, the first death sentence implemented against a supporter of the banned Muslim Brotherhood under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the interior ministry said.

Mahmoud Hassan Ramadan, a radical Islamist not officially part of the Brotherhood, was hanged in relation to an incident where children were thrown from a building during riots against the ousting of elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, the ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page.

The army removed the Brotherhood's Mursi in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. Egyptian courts have since sentenced hundreds of alleged Brotherhood supporters to death, many in mass trials condemned by foreign governments and rights groups as violating international law.

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