Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie sentenced to death
An Egyptian court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 13 others to death for inciting violence. Meanwhile, a US-Egyptian citizen has been sentenced to life imprisonment for supporting the group.
Mohammed Badie, the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to death on Saturday alongside 13 other senior members of the group, including two Islamists who have fled the country.
The men were found guilty of inciting chaos and violence, after allegedly creating an “operations room” to organize strikes against the state after the army ousted former President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.
Members of the Brotherhood deny involvement in the attacks. An al Qaeda-inspired group based in the Sinai Peninsula has since claimed responsibility for the worst of them.
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Source News: DW