The charges are related to the August 2013 attack on a police station near Cairo. The attack killed 15 policemen.
Cairo — An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 183 people to death over the ransacking of a police station and the killing of 15 policemen after the 2013 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. The verdict was the latest in a string of mass death sentences that have sparked local and international condemnation.
The charges are related to the bloody August 2013 ransacking of a police station in the village of Kerdassah, near Cairo. The attackers killed 15 officers, including the police chief, and mutilated some of the bodies.
The assault was believed to be revenge by Morsi loyalists for the government's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi, a longtime Brotherhood official, was ousted by the military in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule