Egypt puts top Brotherhood leader and 682 others on trial

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 25, 2014 4:17 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court put the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood's top leader Mohamed Badie and 682 others on trial on Tuesday on charges including killing, their lawyer said, dealing another blow to supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi.

The trial comes a day after the same court in Minya Province condemned 529 members of the group to death for murder and other offences, in what was described by rights groups as the biggest mass death sentence handed out in Egypt's modern history.

(Reporting by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Michael Georgy)