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Egypt Sentences 4 Muslim Brotherhood Members to Death

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An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for the killings of protesters at their headquarters last year.

At least 12 people were killed and more than 90 wounded when a mob stormed the building in Cairo during the anti-government uprising.

Egypt's top religious official must uphold Sunday's court decision in order for it to be carried out.

Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie was among the defendants Sunday but did not get the death penalty. He has already been sentenced to death in a separate case.

Badie and ousted President Mohamed Morsi are also on trial for other alleged crimes, including the deaths of other protesters.

Egypt's military arrested Morsi last year after popular street protests forced him from office.

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