Court jails Mus­lim Broth­er­hood leader for life

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

The head of Egypt’s Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and other lead­ers of the banned group were sen­tenced to life in pri­son on Sun­day, ju­di­cial sources said, on charges of in­cite­ment to mur­der and vi­o­lence dur­ing protests five years ago.

The sen­tence is the lat­est among sev­eral tri­als and re-tri­als against Mo­hamed Badie and other se­nior lead­ers of the party that ruled Egypt be­fore the mil­i­tary ousted Is­lamist Pres­i­dent Mo­hamed Mursi fol­low­ing mass protests.

The sources told Reuters that Giza Crim­i­nal Court sen­tenced sev­eral top lead­ers in­clud­ing Badie, group spokesman Es­sam al-Erian, and se­nior mem­ber Mo­hamed El-Belt­agy to life terms.

State news agency MENA said an­other de­fen­dant was jailed for 15 years and three oth­ers for 10 years.

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