Egypt court sentences Brotherhood supreme guide Mohamed Badie to 25 years

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Thursday 28 Sep 2017

A Beni Suef criminal court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohamed Badie and three others to 25 years in prison for inciting violence that led to clashes in the governorate on 14 August 2013, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The violence, which occurred after the dispersal of sit-ins in Cairo protesting the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, involved the torching of a police station, a notary office and a school in Beni Suef.

The court also sentenced 12 other people to 25 years in prison in absentia and 77 others to 15 years.

The trial involved 92 defendants, with 25 in custody and 67 tried in absentia.

The defendants include leading Brotherhood figures including member of the group’s guidance office Abdel-Azim El-Sharkawy and former MPs with the Brotherhood’s now-dissolved Freedom and Justice Party.

Badie has previously received prison sentences in other cases.

This latest verdict is subject to appeal.

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