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Cairo court adjourns Brotherhood 'Supreme Bureau' case to 8 Sept

Mohamed Badie, Khairat El-Shater and others face charges of murder related to violent clashes at the Brotherhood headquarters in June 2013

El-Sayed Gamel El-Din, Saturday 30 Aug 2014
Badie and Shater
Muslim Brotherhood leading figure Khairat El-Shater (R) and Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie (L) (Photo: Ahram)
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The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Saturday a case against several leading Muslim Brotherhood figures, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat El-Shater, to 8 September.

Alongside 13 other defendants, the two men are charged with murder, inciting murder and violence, owning weapons, and belonging to an armed group. The charges are associated with violent clashes that took place in June 2013 at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo's Moqattam district between supporters and opponents of the group. The violence left nine dead and injured dozens more.

The case has become known in the Arabic press as the “Supreme Bureau” case.

Also on Saturday, the Giza Criminal Court commuted the death sentences of several leading Muslim Brotherhood figures, including Badie, to life in prison on charges of inciting murder in relation to clashes at a Giza mosque in July 2013.

In June the court had sentenced Badie and 13 others to death on charges of inciting murder during clashes at Al-Istiqama mosque last year.

Since the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi -- a member of the Brotherhood -- last July, thousands of members of the group have been arrested and face various charges including the killing of opponents.

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