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Egypt Court Upholds Life-Imprisonment Sentence against Brotherhood Leader

Egypt Court Upholds Life-Imprisonment Sentence against Brotherhood Leader

Sunday, 15 April, 2018 - 06:45
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie shouts slogans behind bars during trial at a court in Cairo. (File photo: Reuters)

An Egyptian court upheld Saturday a life sentence against Mohamed Badie, the leader of Muslim Brotherhood.

The court of cassation, Egypt’s top court, rejected an appeal by Badie against verdicts issued against them in the case known in local media as “the Rabaa Operations Room” trial.The case relates to a sit-in in Rabaa to support ousted President Mohamed Mursi.

In august 2015, Badie, and 18 others were sentenced to life imprisonment in the case.

The defendants were charged with leading an illegally founded organization, plotting to stir chaos and publishing false news, in addition to other crimes.

In November, the appeal court upheld a life-imprisonment sentence in a case related to violent acts by Badie, taking place in Ismailia, east the Egyptian capital.

The sentence included 7 others in addition to Badie. They were sentenced to life imprisonment, 29 others to 10 years in prison, and 19 others to 3 years in prison.

The prosecution stated that Ismailia incidents, in July 2013, led to the deaths of 3 and the injury of 16.

In September also, Badie and 15 others were sentenced to life-imprisonment due to aggressive incidents on August 14 2013 in Biba, Beni Suef Governorate, south Cairo.

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