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Egypt court upholds life sentence against Brotherhood leader

AFP  |  Cairo 

An Egyptian appeals court today upheld a life sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohamed for "planning violent attacks", judicial officials and his said.

The also upheld life sentences against two other Brotherhood leaders including Mahmoud Ghozlan, a Brotherhood spokesman, along with five-year prison terms for 14 others, told AFP.

Badie's life sentence -- his third -- and the court's other rulings are final and cannot be appealed.

The defendants were accused of conspiring to stir unrest during protests that followed the July 2013 military-led ouster of Egypt's Mohamed Morsi, who hailed from the Brotherhood.

The retrial came after the scrapped a 2015 ruling under which and 13 others were condemned to death and 34 defendants given life terms -- 25 years in

The court has cancelled scores of death sentences against Morsi supporters, including against the deposed himself.

designated the Brotherhood a "terrorist" organisation in December 2013.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 20:25 IST