Egypt court sentences four Muslim Brotherhood members to death

The men were accused of murder and possession of firearms, among other charges. The verdict can be appealed.

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Published: Sat 28 Feb 2015, 5:33 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:59 PM

Cairo — An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization to death and 14 to life in prison.

The case stems from clashes near the Brotherhood’s headquarters on June 30, 2013, four days before the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. The fighting left 11 people dead and 91 wounded. The men were accused of murder and possession of firearms, among other charges. The verdict can be appealed.

Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and his deputy Khairat Al Shater were among those sentenced to life, along with former lawmaker Mohammed Al Beltagy and party head Saad Al Katatni and his deputy, Essam Al Erian.

Some 22,000 people have been arrested since Morsi’s ouster, including most of the Brotherhood’s leaders, as well as activists swept up by police during protests. 


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