Egypt's Arab Spring Gets a Death Sentence

When 188 people are sentenced to death in the same trial, as happened Tuesday in Egypt, you know something's gone terribly wrong in the system of justice.

Don't punish the individual for the crimes of the group.

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When 188 people are sentenced to death in the same trial, as happened Tuesday in Egypt, you know something's gone terribly wrong in the system of justice. It's undeniable that there was a protest in the Kerdasa neighborhood of Cairo on Aug. 14, 2013, the same day that Egyptian security and military forces cleared Muslim Brotherhood supporters out of Tahrir Square some 10 miles away. Eleven policemen died, according to news reports.

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