The BBC reports:

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 group is among some 1,200 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on trial, including senior members.

Authorities have cracked down harshly on Islamists since Mr Morsi was removed by the military in July. Hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested.

Amnesty International calls the ruling "grotesque." But the attitude of the Obama administration and Congress towards Egypt is, "Eh, too bad that revolution thing didn't work out. Let's occasionally pay lip service to the notion of human rights, but keep on giving their military rulers money and arms because geopolitics."

Some beacon of democracy we are.