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Lawyer: Egypt trial of 545 set for verdict
Associated Press, by Sarah El Deeb

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/22/2014 3:12:59 PM

Cairo - The judge in one of the largest trials of supporters of Egypt´s ousted President Mohammed Morsi declared Saturday he will issue a verdict against the more than 500 defendants only after two sessions, said lawyers who decried the move as violating the norms of a fair trial. The 545 defendants are standing trial in relation to violence following the dispersal by security forces of two pro-Morsi protests in Cairo, in which hundreds were killed. In an apparent backlash, police stations, churches and government buildings were stormed by suspected Morsi supporters across Egypt. The defendants are accused of attacking a police

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While we´ve been distracted by the conflicting reports as to the missing airliner and Michelle´s trip to China, this trial has soldiered on. While one can complain that the Muslim Brotherhood who are seeing swift justice, they could have all just as easily been shot trying a mass escape. Note how the AP refers to these terrorist as former pro-Morsi protesters (supporters).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: joew9, 3/22/2014 4:25:02 PM     (No. 9780077)

We could have a trial here of 535 defendants. I could get behind that.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 3/22/2014 6:25:22 PM     (No. 9780153)

Heads will roll, literally.

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