Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood Badie to life in prison
An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced the supreme guide of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 65 other members of the movement to life in prison over charges of incitement to murder and violence during demonstrations five years ago.
Iran press/ Africa: On Sunday, 75-year-old Mohamed Badie was convicted to life in prison over allegedly inciting members of the banned movement to attack Maghagha police station in the southern Egyptian province of Minya and killing a police officer in August 2013 reported Press tv.
Last month, the Giza Criminal Court sentenced Badie and other senior Brotherhood leaders to life in prison over similar charges in a separate case.
Death penalties have been handed down to hundreds of Brotherhood members on charges such as belonging to an illegal organization or planning to carry out attacks.
Rights groups in Egypt and across the world have recorded cases of irregularities in the trials of political prisoners in the country. They say the army’s clampdown on the supporters of Morsi has led to the death of some 1,500 people and the arrest of 22,000 others, including 200 people who have been sentenced to death in mass trials.
The administration of Sisi has outlawed the Brotherhood organization, which is Egypt’s oldest opposition movement. The group operated under strict measures during the rule of longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak, who was himself removed from power following an uprising in 2011.
Morsi had been sentenced to death on charges of corruption, escaping from prison and inciting violence before the Court of Cassation overturned that ruling in November last year and ordered a retrial.