Former Brotherhood MP Farid Ismail given seven years in jail

Ahram Online, Tuesday 15 Jul 2014

Ismail - a former parliament member - and 10 others were convicted by a Zagazig court on charges of inciting violence after Mohamed Morsi's ouster

Farid Ismail
Former MP Farid Ismail (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Zagazig's criminal court has given seven year prison sentences to former member of parliament and Muslim Brotherhood leader Farid Ismail along with 10 other supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi .

Ismail and the other 10 defendants faced charges of inciting violence after the ouster of Morsi last July.  

The Zagazig court also sentenced Morsi's nephew, Mohamed Said, to five years in jail in a separate case on charges of inciting violence against police and military forces.

Ismail was an MP in the former People's Assembly (lower house of parliament) and was later appointed a member of the Shura Council. He was also member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 2012 constitution – which was amended and then passed through a referendum in January of this year.

Egypt's government has waged a crackdown on prominent Brotherhood leaders and Morsi supporters since his ouster.

Morsi himself faces a number of charges including espionage and breaking out of prison in the January 2011 uprising.

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