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Brotherhood chief handed life term in Egypt retrial

AFP  |  Cairo 

An today sentenced to life in prison the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide, Mohamed Badie, and four other leaders in a retrial on accusations of inciting street violence, their said.

named the others as Mohamed el-Beltagi, Essam el-Erian, and The Brotherhood was designated a terrorist organisation in in December 2013, after the military ousted in July of that year in the wake of mass protests against his rule.

"We will appeal the sentences within 60 days," the told AFP, adding that four other people were sentenced to jail terms of between 10 and 15 years.

The accusations date back to July 2013 when Brotherhood leaders and members marched in Giza, west of Cairo, in protest at Morsi's ouster. The defendants were charged with terrorism, attempted murder, forming an armed group to attack citizens, and illegal possession of firearms.

and the others were initially sentenced in September 2014 to life in prison, but of cassation cancelled the ruling and ordered the retrial.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 23:15 IST
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