Egypt sentences four Brotherhood members to death

Egypt sentences four Brotherhood members to death

Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie (L) flashes the Rabaa sign as he stands behind bars during his trial with ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and other leaders of the brotherhood at a court in the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo December 14, 2014.  SOURCED: Reuters/

Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie (L) flashes the Rabaa sign as he stands behind bars during his trial with ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and other leaders of the brotherhood at a court in the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo December 14, 2014. SOURCED: Reuters

An Egyptian court, Saturday orders capital punishment for four Brotherhood members as its Supreme Guide, Mohamed Badie, receives life sentence.

The court also sentenced 14 others to life in prison.

Brotherhood Supreme Guide, Mohamed Badie, and his deputy, Khairat al-Shater, were among those sentenced to life along with former lawmaker, Mohamed El-Beltagy, and party head Saad El-Katatni and his deputy, Essam El-Erian.

The case stems from clashes near the Brotherhood’s headquarters on June 30, 2013, four days before the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

The fighting left 11 people dead and 91 wounded. The men were accused of murder and possession of firearms, among other charges. The verdict can be appealed.

Badie already received the death sentence and another life term in two separate cases.

Some 22,000 people have been arrested since Morsi’s ouster, including most of the Brotherhood’s leaders, as well as other activists swept up by police during protests.

SOURCE: Al-Jazeera

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