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Egypt court hands death sentence to 75 defendants, including Brotherhood leaders, in dispersal case

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din, Saturday 8 Sep 2018
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Members of Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood are seen inside a glass dock during their trial in the capital Cairo on July 28, 2018 (Photo: AFP)
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An Egyptian criminal court issued on Saturday a death sentence to 75 members of the terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood group in the criminal case known as "the Rabaa Dispersal Case."

Those convicted sentenced to death include prominent Brotherhood members Essam El-Erian, Mohamed Beltagy and Wagdy Ghoneim.

All convicted have the right to appeal the verdict within 60 days. 

There have been initially 739 defendant tried in this case including the former Brotherhood's Supreme Guide leading Mohamed Badie.

Badie and 47 others defendants in the case were sentenced to life in prison on Saturday.  

The case dates back to the dispersal of the Rabaa sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in August 2013.

The dispersal left hundreds dead including dozens of police officers.
 
The defendants were charged by the prosecution of several crimes including premeditated murder, attacking citizens, resisting authorities, destroying public property, and possessing firearms and Molotov cocktails.
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