Joe The Boss, March 24, 2014
The Egyptian court has just handed down one of the most grotesque sentences in Egyptian history, condemning 529 people to death in one fell swoop.
The court sentenced supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi for their alleged role in the murder of a single police officer in the southern city of Minya last August. In addition to the murder, the 529 defendants were accused of attempting to kill two other police officers and attacking a police station.
Whether they deserve it or not, I don’t think this is justice. This feels more like murder. Any country who sentences that many people to die at once has a problem.