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Egypt court revokes death sentence for Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide, others

The court also revoked sentences of life in prison for 25 Brotherhood figures in the same case and ordered a retrial

Ahram Online , Thursday 3 Dec 2015
Mohamed Badie
File photo: Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie (C) reacts with other brotherhood members at a court in the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt May 16, 2015. (Reuters)
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Egypt’s Court of Cassation revoked on Thursday the death sentences issued to Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 11 other of the group’s leading members in the case known publicly as Rabaa Control Room.

The court also revoked sentences of life in prison for 25 others in the same case and ordered a retrial for all defendants.

The defendants face charges of directing the movement of Brotherhood supporters across the country as part of a plan to “defy the state and spread chaos” after the violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest camp in mid-August 2013.

The plot allegedly included attacks on police stations, private property, and churches.

The top leader of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, Badie, 71, was arrested in August 2013. He has since been entangled in court cases that have seen him handed multiple life in prison and death sentences.

In April, a criminal court sentenced a total of 14 to death and 37 to life in prison in the case. However, 14 of the defendants were convicted in absentia and did not appeal their sentences.

Badie currently faces three death sentences for violence-related charges. He is being retried in two of these cases and is awaiting an appeals court decision that will either confirm the third death sentence or order a retrial.

The government has banned the Brotherhood, the group that ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails from, designating it a terrorist organisation.

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Allen
04-12-2015 11:17am
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One way or the other.
This vile beast will die a lonely death in his cage. Much in line with his Muslim brotherhood predators that preceded him. There is no glory in terror, but Badie is not smart enough to recognize that simple fact.
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Hijran
03-12-2015 08:04pm
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court is nothing decision coming from Army
Army using court and judgs are afraid to made a free decision Army is Egypt cancer public must cut off that portion
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Hijran
03-12-2015 08:04pm
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court is nothing decision coming from Army
Army using court and judgs are afraid to made a free decision Army is Egypt cancer public must cut off that portion
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Hijran
03-12-2015 08:04pm
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court is nothing decision coming from Army
Army using court and judgs are afraid to made a free decision Army is Egypt cancer public must cut off that portion
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Al
03-12-2015 02:10pm
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Banana Republic Courts
death sentence, no death sentence, retrial ... This convoluted judicial system has more fingers in the rise of terrorism in Egypt and collapse of tourism than any terrorist act.
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