Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood figure to 10 years in jail

Egypt’s Cassation court sentenced on Sunday the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie to 10 years in jail over anti-government violent acts. The court also sentenced 37 others to three-year imprisonment in the case publicly known as Beni Suef incidents when Muslim Brotherhood supporters attacked and set fire to a police station, real estate notice office and a school in Upper Egypt’s province of Beni Suef on Aug 14, 2013, official MENA news agency reported.

The Beni Suef Criminal Court previously sentenced Badei and three others to life imprisonment and another 35 to 15 years in jail in the same case. Muslim Brotherhood-oriented President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the army in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule. 

Many Brotherhood members and loyalists, including Morsi himself, are currently jailed, and have received appealable death sentences and life imprisonments over charges varying from inciting violence and murder to espionage and jailbreak. Since Morsi’s removal, Egypt has been facing a wave of terror attacks that left hundreds of policemen, soldiers and civilians dead. 

A Sinai-based group affiliated with the Islamic State regional terrorist group claimed responsibility for most of the terror attacks in Egypt. Meanwhile, the Egyptian military and police killed hundreds of militants and arrested thousands of suspects as part of the country’s major anti-terror war. 

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