Egypt court sentences 2 Brotherhood members to death, others to jail over 2014 police murder

Ahram Online , Thursday 26 Dec 2019

A criminal court in the Nile Delta governorate of Sharqiya sentenced on Thursday two members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group to death and eight others to between three and 15 years in prison for murdering a national security policeman in 2014.

The court also sentenced two defendants to 15 years in prison, one defendant to 10 years, two defendants to five years and three others to three years in the same case.

Five other defendants were exonerated and ordered to be released.

The defendants were convicted of joining a terrorist group, murder and attempted murder, and the possession of unlicensed weapons and ammunition.

Egypt banned the Muslim Brotherhood and designated it a terrorist organisation in late 2013, months after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who hails from the group, amid massive protests.

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