An Egyptian court ratifies one of the life sentences against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ratified the life sentence against the leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, for the violent incidents that broke out after the 2013 coup against then-president Mohamed Mursi.

The Court of Cassation dismissed the appeals filed by 186 convicts, including Badie, during the day, although it ordered an acquittal of another 63 people, according to the Egyptian newspaper “Al Ahram”.

The ruling against Badie was imposed in September 2018 in connection with the clashes in Minya province in response to the rampage against Mursi, the country’s first democratically elected president and member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

An Egyptian court ratifies one of the life sentences against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood
An Egyptian court ratifies one of the life sentences against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood

Badie was sentenced to death in 2014 for the same case, but the funds resulted in the judgment being overturned and the retrial ordered. He is also facing a life sentence in another case, which was imposed on September 8.

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