An Egyptian court has sentenced 683 men to death, most in their absence, following a grossly unfair mass trial.
The convicted men are supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and were tried for their alleged role in a riot in which one policeman died.
This mass trial represents the largest number of death sentences handed down in one case in recent years. It is a grotesque example of the shortcomings and selective nature of Egypt's justice system.
This is definitely not justice. Its the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, and it could be an attempt to wipe out political opposition.