Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison

2015-08-22 20:00
Mohammed Badie the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood after being detained by Egyptian security in Cairo, Egypt. (Egyptian Interior Ministry, AP)

Mohammed Badie the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood after being detained by Egyptian security in Cairo, Egypt. (Egyptian Interior Ministry, AP)

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Cairo - Egypt's state-run news agency says Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 16 others have been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to the killing of five people in an attack on a police station in 2013.

The news agency report on Saturday says Badie and senior Brotherhood members Mohammed el-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy were accused of inciting other Brotherhood members to attack the police station in the Mediterranean city of Port Said, and kill its officers and soldiers.

The court sentenced 76 others in absentia to the same punishment. Badie has already been sentenced to death and to life in prison in other trials.

The case is one of a series of mass trials involving supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood since they were toppled from power in 2013.

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