Three Brotherhood members sentenced to death in Alexandria on murder charges

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Sep 2015

In the same case, 68 other defendants were sentenced to between 10 to 25 years on various criminal charges including murder for events in August 2013 following the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi

Alexandria Criminal Court sentenced on Monday three Muslim Brotherhood members to death for involvement in the murder of an officer and a conscript near the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the aftermath of the violent dispersals of Rabaa and Al-Nahda sit-ins in August 2013, state news agency MENA reported.

One of the three defendants was sentenced in absentia.

In the same case, the court also sentenced 25 defendants to 25 years in jail, 21 to 15 years in jail and 22 to 10 years.

The convicted were charged with murder, harbouring "terrorist" motives, attempted murder, resisting the authorities and attempting to besiege government buildings forcefully.

They were also convicted of vandalising police stations, a church, police vans, an ambulance and a car, in addition to forceful theft and blocking traffic.

The violence led to the killing of the conscript and an officer, the injury of five officers, 19 conscripts and 12 others, as well as the death of 13 others.

According to the investigation, the Brotherhood members set out to besiege the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The investigation also revealed that the defendants fired at security forces and citizens in the surroundings of the Bibliotheca.

A military court in August sentenced 250 Muslim Brotherhood members to life in jail for their involvement in violent actions that took place in the Nile Delta governorate Beheira following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. 



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