Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie sentenced to life in prison

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On Monday, the Giza Criminal Court, headed by Counselor Moataz Khafaji, sentenced Mohammed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide to life imprisonment, and two others for Rabaa operations room case.

The court placed a 5-year strict imprisonment for 15 other defendants in the case, including Omar Malik, the son of Hassan Malik, Saad al-Husseini, a former member of the House of Representatives, Salah Sultan; journalist Hani Salahuddin, editor of “Youm 7” newspaper - it also acquitted 21 others.

In February 2014, the late Attorney-General Hisham Barakat referred the defendants to trial and the Giza Criminal Court sentenced Badie and 13 others to death, 37 others were sentenced to life imprisonment and 37 appealed to the Court of Cassation, which accepted their appeals and ordered their retrial.

The prosecution has charged the accused with several charges, such as leading a group established to break the law, participating in the preparation of a scheme to spread chaos in the country, arresting the president, the defense minister and a number of judges, inciting to break into police facilities and government institutions, churches, broadcasting false data and news about the country’s internal situation through the Internet and satellite channels, and the acquisition of communications, reception and broadcast devices without having permission from the authorities.

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