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Egyptian military court hands 3-year prison sentence to Brotherhood figure Wahdan

The court also ordered a fine of LE50,000 each for four women in the same case

Ahram Online , Wednesday 27 Jan 2016
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Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed Wahdan (Al Ahram)
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Ismailiya criminal military court sentenced on Wednesday Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed Wahdan to three years in prison, and his brother to five years, on violence-related charges that date back to March 2014.

Three other young men were sentenced to three years in prison, while one man was sentenced to two years in prison.

They were all fined LE50,000 (around $6,400) each.

The court also ordered a fine of LE50,000 each for four women in the same case. The women were not handed a prison sentence.

The incident dates back to 30 March 2014, when the young men and women were protesting in Ismailiya’s Al-Salam district.

They were arrested and charged, by the general civilian prosecutor, with joining a banned group, show of force, violating the protest law, and attacking police forces.

Wahdan and his brother, Abdullah, were charged with inciting violence.

In December 2014, the general prosecutor referred the case to the military prosecution so the defendants would be tried in front of a military court.

Wahdan was arrested in May 2015, in the satellite district of 6 October, west of Cairo.

He was a member of the Brotherhood’s guidance bureau. He previously taught agriculture in the Suez Canal University.

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