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Egypt military court sentences 1 Brotherhood member to life in prison

Military court sentences one Muslim Brotherhood member to life in prison, and 48 others to up to 15 years for violence against military in Suez

Al-Sayed Gamaleddine, Tuesday 3 Sep 2013
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An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced a Muslim Brotherhood member to life in prison for violence targeting the army in the port city of Suez last month.

Forty-eight other members received sentences of between 5 to 15 years in prison, while twelve others were acquitted on the same charges.

The defendants were accused of "shooting and adopting violent means" against the army in Suez on 14 August following a nationwide security crackdown against supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

 

*An earlier story erroneously stated that the court sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison, 45 members to five years, and acquitted eight.

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