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Egypt carries out first execution of Mursi supporter

Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 01:00

Egypt executes an Islamist man for a murder committed during riots in mid-2013, the first death sentence carried out against a supporter of the banned Muslim Brotherhood under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Gavino Garay reports.

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Egypt has executed an Islamist for a murder committed during riots in mid-2013. It was the first death sentence carried out against a supporter of the banned Muslim Brotherhood under President Abdel al-Sisi. Hundreds of others have also been sentenced to death by Egyptian courts in recent months, seen in file video, for allegedly being Brotherhood supporters. The interior ministry says Mahmoud Hassan Ramadan was hanged for an incident where children were thrown from a building during the riots, which protested against the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Video of the incident captured Ramadan throwing someone from a rooftop. He was seen with an Qaeda flag on his clothing. Security sources describe Ramadan as a radical Islamist who is not officially a Brotherhood member. Most of the other death sentences are still under review by a complex legal system.

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Egypt carries out first execution of Mursi supporter

Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 01:00