Relatives of defendants outside Minya court (28/04/14)
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Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 683 people

A court in the Egyptian city of Minya has recommended that almost 700 people - including followers of the banned Muslim Brotherhood - be sentenced to death following clashes last year.

The 683 men - including the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie - were convicted over clashes last August, when one policeman was killed and many others injured in Minya.

The Muslim Brotherhood was removed from power by the Army last July.

The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from Minya.

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