Egypt’s mass death penalty breaches international law: UN

Security guards stand near men charged with murder on the first day of a trial in Qena

The United Nations (UN) has strongly condemned Egypt’s military-installed government for handing down mass death sentences to the supporters of country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

The UN human rights office said on Tuesday that the Egyptian court’s decision to sentence more than 500 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death contravened international law.

A spokesman for the UN high commissioner for human rights called the mass death penalty astounding in recent history.

Rupert Colville also criticized the fairness of the trial of Morsi’s alleged supporters over widespread irregularities.

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