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Egypt upholds death sentence on Brotherhood leader, nearly 200 supporters

An Egyptian court confirmed death sentences on Saturday against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182 supporters, in a mass trial of Islamists who ruled Egypt for a year but face a fierce crackdown under the new president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egyptians must disown violence: Brotherhood leader

Egypt has been engulfed in turmoil linked to a contentious draft constitution backed by President Mohammed Mursi, who hails from the Brotherhood, and his Islamist allies.