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Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison

Published on Jul 5, 2014 6:20 PM
 

CAIRO (REUTERS) - An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence that erupted after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last year.

Badie, convicted along with about 36 other Brotherhood leaders and supporters for the same crime, is facing the death sentence in two separate cases.

All 37 defendants were also charged with blocking a major road north of Cairo during protests that followed Mursi's ouster on July 3, 2013.

The court also upheld death sentences for 10 other Brotherhood leaders and supporters, of whom 8 were charged in absentia, on the same crimes.

Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie (right) looks on during his trial at a court in Cairo on May 18, 2014. An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie to life in prison on Saturday, July 5, 2014, for inciting violence that erupted after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last year. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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