Muslim brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, 13 others get death sentence in Egypt

Posted By: Jagriti
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Cairo, April 11: An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 13 others to death for planning attacks against the state, BBC reported.

The court also sentenced US-Egyptian citizen Mohamed Soltan to life for supporting the Brotherhood and transmitting false news.
Thirty six others have also been given life sentence by the court. The sentences are subject to appeal before Egypt's highest civilian court.

Brotherhood leader gets death sentence

Hundreds of people were sentenced to death in a crackdown on the Brotherhood following the removal of President Mohammed Morsi by President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in 2013. 183 people were given death sentence in February this year for murdering 11 police and two civilians in the town of Kardasa in August 2013.

However, so far only one death sentence has been carried out.

Read More: Life term for Muslim Brotherhood leader, 36 others in Egypt

In total, thousands of Brotherhood supporters have been arrested and put on mass trials in Egypt which has drawn international criticism.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi termed the Brotherhood as a major security threat. The movement says it is committed to peaceful activism.

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