JOHANNESBURG: Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 16 others have been sentenced to life in jail over charges of killing five people in Egypt in an attack in 2013, according to reports.
According to News24, Badie and senior Brotherhood members Mohammed el-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy were accused of inciting other Brotherhood members to attack a police station in the Mediterranean city of Port Said, and kill its officers and soldiers.
Badie has already been sentenced to death and to life in prison in other trials.
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.