A COURT in Egypt yesterday confirmed death sentences against 183 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood accused of an attack on a police station in 2013.

They were all charged in connection with violence that erupted in the southern town of Minya following the ousting of the Brotherhood's President Mohamed Mursi last July, in a coup led by then army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is now the country's president.

Amnesty International described the verdicts as "the latest example of the Egyptian judiciary's bid to crush dissent".

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