A judge in Egypt has sentenced 683 people – including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie – to death in a mass trial, lawyers say.
The defendants faced charges over an attack on a police station in Minya in 2013 in which a policeman was killed.
The judge also reversed 492 death sentences out of 529 passed in March, commuting most to life in prison.
Correspondents said several female relatives waiting outside the courtroom fainted on hearing news of the verdict.
Source: BBC NEWS