Egypt Court Hands Life Sentence to Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Mohammed Badie


Giza Criminal Court sentenced to life imprisonment (25 years) the Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Mohamed Badie and Safwat Hegazy, along with six more Brotherhood leaders: Mohamed Beltagy, Essam El-Erian, Bassem Ouda (Minister of Supply in President Morsi’s government), Husseini Antar, Essam Ragab and Mohamed Gomaa, in a fabricated lawsuit known in the media as the “Istiqama Mosque incident”, referring to military coup forces’ violent attack on unarmed protesters in Giza Square (west of Cairo) on July 22, 2013.

The court also sentenced to death, in absentia, six others convicted in the same case: Gamaa Islamiyah leader Assem Abdel-Meguid and Muslim Brotherhood leaders Ezzat Gouda, Anwar Shaltout, Azab Mustafa, Abdul-Razzaq Mahmoud, and Mohamed Ali Talha.


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