Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life imprisonment
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 5
An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison, Reuters reported on Saturday, July 5.
The court sentenced Badie to life imprisonment for inciting violence that erupted after the army deposed President Mohamed Morsi last year, according to the report.
Badie, convicted along with about 36 other Brotherhood leaders and supporters for the same crime, is facing the death sentence in two separate cases, Reuters said.
Reportedly, the defendants were also charged with blocking a major road north of Cairo during protests that followed Morsi's ouster on July 3, 2013.
Badie and around 200 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death in a mass trial last month over violence that killed one police officer.
The sentences caused outrage among western governments and rights groups, according to the report.
Morsi was ousted by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief, following mass protests against his rule.