CAIRO: The Damietta Criminal Court sentenced eight people to life in absentia Saturday for torching the legal advisers’ office of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party in Damietta governorate in June 2013.
The same court sentenced 23 Brotherhood supporters Saturday to 15 years in prison for illegal assembly, possessing firearms and belonging to a “terrorist group.”
The convicts include former member of the Shura Council Mohamed Moussa, and other leading Brotherhood members.
The Egyptian government designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization in December 2013.
Also Saturday, Minya Criminal Court sentenced 183 defendants to death. The convicts include the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, whose Saturday capital punishment is his third.