Egypt court sentences top Muslim Brotherhood figures to life in prison

The Brotherhood's Mohammad Badie (R) at a seperate trial in Cairo. (File photo: Reuters)

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced top Muslim Brotherhood figures to life in prison, among them General Guide Mohammad Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Shater.

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Also sentenced to life were former lawmaker Mohammad el-Beltagy and party head Saad el-Katatni and his deputy, Essam el-Erian.

Saad El-Katatni (R), head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), sits in the defendant's cage beside the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie during their trial with other Brotherhood leaders in a courtroom in Cairo December 11, 2013.

Saad El-Katatni (R), head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), sits in the defendant's cage beside the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie during their trial with other Brotherhood leaders in a courtroom in Cairo December 11, 2013.

Essam El-Erian (Reuters)

Essam El-Erian (Reuters)

Four members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization were sentenced to death in the same case, which stems from clashes near the Brotherhood's headquarters on June 30, 2013.

The clashes were four days before the ouster of Islamist President Mohammad Mursi, who is also facing several trials.

The fighting left 11 people dead and 91 wounded. The men were accused of murder and possession of firearms, among other charges. The verdict can be appealed.

[With The Associated Press]
 

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