Newscast Media CAIRO—Minya Criminal Court submitted documents of 529 suspects
affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood to the mufti to decide whether they will receive
the death sentence.
In Egypt, death sentence rulings are sent to the mufti, who gives the last approval
before the sentence is carried out. Many see the mufti as a rubber stamp on the
The court previously cleared 16 suspects and has now set 28 April as the final
pronouncement of the verdict.
Suspects faced charges of involvement in violence in Matay town in Minya following
the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in in August. The trial sessions started on
Most of the suspects are being tried in absentia, since they are at large. The deaths
sentences handed down as result of this trial, can be appealed, a lawyer said.
Source: Al Masry Al Youm