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Brotherhood chief gets another life term

Brotherhood chief gets another life term

CAIRO: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, who has been sentenced to death, was handed another life term in prison on Saturday for an attack on a police station.

A criminal court sentenced Badie, the Islamist movement’s spiritual leader, over the attack in the northeastern city of Port Said on August 16, 2013.

Eighty-eight co-defendants were also handed life terms, which in Egypt is 25 years in jail. Only 18 of them were in court with Badie, however, and the rest were sentenced in absentia.

Twenty-eight others received 10 years in prison and 71 were acquitted.

The attack came two days after a bloody crackdown by security forces in Cairo on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi that left hundreds dead in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square.

Published in Dawn, August 23rd, 2015

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