Egypt MB chief Mohammad Badie given new death sentence

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie (R) sits in a police vehicle after being arrested by security forces in Cairo (File Photo: Reuters)

An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced to death Muslim Brotherhood General Guide Mohammad Badie and 13 others over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo in summer 2013.

The court referred its decision to the country's Grand Mufti, who must give an opinion on death sentences before they can be confirmed.

The court decision came less than two weeks after former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took office as president. Sisi ousted President Mohammad Mursi of the Brotherhood last July, leading to a widespread crackdown on the movement.

 

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