Military court sentences Muslim Brotherhood chief Badie to 10 years in jail

Ahram Online , Wednesday 18 Jan 2017

The 73-year-old was convicted with three other group leaders over a 2013 attack on a police station in North Sinai

Mohamed Badie
File Photo: Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide leader Mohamed Badie led by police to talk during a trial hearing in 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

An Egyptian military court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and three of the group's other top leaders to 10 years in jail — the latest verdict in a series of trials the Islamist is facing in various criminal cases.

The four were convicted of violence-related charges in connection with an attack on a police station in north Sinai following the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi in the summer of 2013. 

The court sentenced on Wednesday 48 other co-defendants in the case to life in jail. Ten other defendants were cleared.

The case dates back to a series of violent attacks on security forces after the forced dispersal of two pro-Morsi protest camps in August 2013, weeks after his ouster.

Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's supreme guide, has already been sentenced to death and prison terms in other trials.

In October, a senior appeals court upheld a life sentence for Badie on incitement of deadly violence, in a first final ruling against the 73-year old.

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