A man believed to be a bodyguard of Muslim Brotherhood’s second-in-command, Khairat El-Shater, was given a one year sentence for possessing an unlicensed firearm by a Cairo criminal court on Tuesday.
Khalil Osama El-Aqid was referred by prosecutors to trial in January. He denied he was El-Shater's bodyguard, reported the state-run MENA news agency.
Several pictures were published by the media showing Al-Aqid escorting El-Shater. Another picture showed him wearing a military uniform and carrying a gun.