Egyptian court hands Muslim Brotherhood leaders life sentences: sources

Source: Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Shater to life in prison, judicial sources said, in a retrial over violence during the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in 2013.

The sentence is one among several trials and retrials against Badie, Shater and other leaders of the party that ruled Egypt before the military ousted Mursi following mass protests against his rule.

Badie and Shater were sentenced to life in 2015 over violence between Brotherhood supporters and opponents near the group’s headquarters.

Four others were also handed life sentences on Wednesday. The court acquitted Saad al-Katatny, parliament speaker under Mursi, along with a former minister, two prominent Brotherhood figures and two others.

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