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528 convicted to death penalty in Egypt, some sentenced in absence.

Leyla-Denisa Obreja

A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 528 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacks on people and property.The final trial session will not be held until 28 April, so there is some time left before the sentence is confirmed and there will be time to appeal in that period.Some 147 suspects were in court for the trial - the others were convicted in absentia.

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