News Briefs

  4/29/2014, Nissan 29, 5774

White House: Egypt Death Sentences Deeply Troubling

The White House condemned on Monday the death sentences handed in Egypt to 683 supporters of former Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi and said it was “deeply troubled” by them.

“While judicial independence is a vital part of democracy, this verdict cannot be reconciled with Egypt’s obligations under international human rights law,” the White House said in a statement quoted by The Washington Times.