529 Sentenced to Death? Credibility of Egypt’s Interim Government Suffers Another Blow

Egypt law

A court in Minya, 150 miles south of Cairo, reports the New York Times

“… sentenced 529 people to death on Monday after a single session of their mass trial, convicting them of murder for the killing of a police officer in the city of Minya during riots after the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, state media reported.”

Of course, it’s questionable that the verdict upheld and the sentencing carried out. The Los Angeles Times reports that “the capital verdict would have to be ratified by the Grand Mufti, Egypt’s top Islamic jurist.”
Nevertheless, it reflects poorly on Egypt’s interim government. In fact, it only makes sense as a public works project intended to provide employment to carpenters contracted to construct all those gallows.

  • Bill O’Rights

    Foreign policy?

    Why is Obama implementing Qatari foreign policy?

    See for yourself:


  • Dessie Deratta

    “Credibility of Egypt’s Interim Government Suffers Another Blow”

    What credibility?!

    This military overthrew democracy and slaughtered a thousand protesters in a single incident!

    And STILL the military dictatorship is receiving US taxpayer money and other support?

    It’s American credibility is on the line here as it lectures Russia and others about “democracy”.

  • Dessie Deratta

    Just read on an Egyptian website:

    “Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Sunday that Egypt was facing an arms supply problem and was considering importing weapons from Russia.”

    Presumably that’s where America’s money to the Egyptian military will go….on Russian arms!