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Court sentences Brotherhood leaders Badie, Hegazi and El-Beltagi to death
Egyptian court issues death sentences for a number of senior Muslim Brotherhood figures; defendants may yet appeal
El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Thursday 19 Jun 2014
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Islamist leaders Mohamed Badie, Safwat Hegazy, Essam El-Erian, Mohamed El-Beltagy

An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced a number of top Muslim Brotherhood leaders to death Thursday, judicial sources said.

The convicted include the Brotherhood's supreme guide, Mohamed Badie, and top leaders Safwat Hegazi and Mohamed El-Beltagi, as well as 11 others. The sentences will be carried out pending the religious advice of Egypt's top cleric, the Grand Mufti.

The referral of the sentences to the mufti is the first step in the legal process required to enact a death sentence. The mufti's decision is not binding, however; following his decision, the court will issue a final verdict. Once a final verdict is issued, defendants can appeal.

The charges in the case include inciting murder, and are in relation to clashes that took place outside Al-Isteqama mosque in Giza in August, after the ouster of the Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi from the presidency.

The clashes were part of a wave of unrest that followed the security dispersal of two main sit-ins of Morsi supporters, in which hundreds were killed. Retaliatory attacks, blamed on the Brotherhood and their allies, took place nationwide.

Defendants also included Assem Abdel-Maged, a leader of the Gamaa Islamiya, Essam El-Erian, deputy head of Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, and Bassem Ouda, Morsi's supply minister. All three received death sentences.

Morsi himself is facing four trials on a variety of charges that could also lead to death penalty.

Hundreds of Morsi supporters were sentenced to death in recent months, mostly on charges of murder, attempted murder, initiating violence and joining a terrorist group: the Muslim Brotherhood.

In March, southern Egypt's Minya court sentenced 529 of Morsi supporters to death on charges of murdering a police officer. The court later upheld sentences for 37 of them and sentenced the rest to life in jail.

One month after, a court, also in Minya sentenced 683 Morsi supporters, also including Badie, to death for attacking a police station and killing a police officer.

 





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Hussein Azmi
20-06-2014 11:57pm
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Egypt will never prosper with this corrupt justice system
This system will not succeed in eradicating Islam from Egypt. People will rally around the MB.
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expat
20-06-2014 07:16pm
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beyond the poltics,its a split in the nation
i am far away to be emphatetic to islamist relious fools,but what is happening now just puts in a new deep split in this nation court them,put them to jail for their crimes and let them rot in their cages....all fine,as long as your court ruling are fit for minimal standards like this,and especially with the gamaa as well beheaded by one of their leaders sooner or later all the terrorist scum,wich is now enjoying syria/lybia or iraq and has its roots in egypt,will come back to retaliate
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expat
21-06-2014 06:08pm
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boring..
when Tantawi was in rule,his fans voted me down,regardless what i critizised,when mursi was in power,the same from the MB folks, and now the same from the old guards folks....you never try to understand,what a person says here in this country? the pharaos were far further developted than you today,sorry to say...where is the reason for this?
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alatif
20-06-2014 03:10pm
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Muslim Brotherhood's leaders
Allah already give guidance how to choose your leader. A TREE AND ITS FRUIT. To have a good fruit you must have a healthy tree. If you have a bad tree, you will have a bad fruit. A tree has known by the kind of fruit it bears.Matthew, 12: 33. 1.Violent leader deceive their friends and lead to disaster.But the wise man bring knowledge to his friend. Proverb 3. 2.Violent leader look for ways to harm other; event their word burn with evil.Proverb 3. Muslim Brotherhood's leaders bring disaster and disgrace on his followers as we see now. Thousands his followers died. Muslim Brotherhood want to create Islamic State and impose their believe to others.And then there is no the freedom of religion, speech and expression. Government will enforce women to wear Burqa or Hijab Government will enforce male to have long beard. Government will treat religious minorities unfairly. Government will ban all the Western Bank .. etc in fact, Allah never help Muslim Brotherhood's struggle. All love
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Hasan
20-06-2014 12:10pm
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State & Judicial Terrorism
Egyptian Army,police,media & Judiciary is in full swing to crash Islamistd by hook or by cook.The independent report by EIPR has confirmed state terrorism and kilings of 1000s innocents unarmed civilian but NOT a single police,army or criminal brought to justice.The rulers and its supporter must learn leassons from history.You can rule suppress the people for some time NOT for ever.If state and judicial terrorsim is kept going,then expect the next uprising sooner then later.
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Aly Sadek - Toronto-Canada
20-06-2014 12:17am
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Egypt...
..There will be some appeals for sure not only from their lawyers .. BUT from foreign countries as well... all the same: the rule has been set down on their records, let us see if they will sing again in their cages next time in court
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Allen
19-06-2014 11:32pm
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About time, all their victims and their families should feel a bit of vindication.
These ugly evil criminals rode high on the shoulders of the Muslim brotherhood terrorists, and the brotherhood sheep. This should be only the start of sweeping elimination of this terrible organization that for years tried to destroy Egypt and terrorize Egyptians. To their misguided admirers who come here with false western names and laughable claims of false religious affiliations. I have one thing to say. There is no glory in terror.
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Hiyam Fahmi
19-06-2014 10:49pm
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the terrorist justice system in Egypt is too corrupt to be taken seriously
Besides Sayyed Qutb was hanged, but the MB grew stronger. The Sissi gand is fighting an idea....is fighting Islam...but it won't succeed.
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Masry
20-06-2014 04:40pm
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Fighting Islam ???? Brain washed sheep
Egypt is not fighting Islam Egypt is fighting terrorist. El Sisi is a good god fearing Muslim alhamdulah. That's why the brotherhood selected him to begin with. When he saw the brotherhoods hypocrisy from inside and the Egyptian people demanded these hypocrites be removed he obeyed the Egyptian people. The brotherhood is a cancer on Islam wake up get educated . Read, Read,Read.... Don't be a blind ignorant sheep.
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Aly Sadek - Toronto-Canada
19-06-2014 08:58pm
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Egypt...
...YOU JUST MADE MY DAY.....HANG THE THUGS..!
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