Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Leader Gets 10 Years in Jail

Published: 22nd December 2015 09:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2015 09:55 PM   |  A+A-


CAIRO: An Egyptian military court today sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme leader Mohamed Badie and two other senior figures to 10 years in prison for violent acts in the canal city of Suez in 2013.

The verdict is the first military sentence handed down to 72-year-old Badie, officials said. Senior leaders Mohamed el-Beltagi and Safwat Hegazy were also sentenced to 10 years each.

The court also sentenced 90 Brotherhood members to life in prison in the case. 56 others received from 3 to 7 years, while 50 defendants were acquitted.

The defendants were charged for inciting violence, damaging public and private properties and incitement to murder, killing of 33 persons and committing violent acts in Suez in 2013 following dispersal of protest sit-ins organised by supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist ex president Mohamed Morsi by the army which left several dead.

Since Morsi's ouster, the Egyptian military government has been cracking down on the Brotherhood and its supporters, which left thousands in jail, and hundreds facing trials on a variety of charges.

Morsi himself along with Badie and 100 other leaders were sentenced to death in June for escaping from prison in 2011.

Badie and Morsi were also sentenced to life in prison in the espionage case. Their sentences are currently in appeal.


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