528 Egyptians sentenced to death after two-day trial

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The sentencing in Egypt of 528 people to death after a mass two-day trial has been described as "unprecedented" by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR).

It also said the trial was "rife with procedural irregularities" and in breach of international human rights law.

The defendants, many of whom were not in court, were found guilty of charges including membership of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and the killing of one police officer.

Patrick Maigua asked Rupert Colville of the UN Human Rights office about the case.

Duration: 4’23"

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