CAIRO: Former Supreme Guide of the of Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat el-Shater and 12 others were sentenced to life in prison Saturday, on charges of inciting violence against demonstrators during the events of June 30.
Death sentences for four other co-defendants in the case were upheld, Youm7 reported.
The defendants are charged with killing nine people and injuring 91 others in front ofMuslim Brotherhood headquarters in March 2013, joining a militant group, possessing unlicensed weapons and conspiring to incite violence.
Accused along with other top Brotherhood leaders in other cases, Badie, has been sentenced to life in two other cases: one for blocking the Qalub road and another one for killing 10 people.
On Feb. 11, Badie’s death sentence was cancelled among other sentences by Egypt’s Court of Cassation, which ordered a retrial in the 2013 riots case in Minya.
He is also standing trial before a military tribunal over charges of inciting violence incidents in Suez in 2013. His referral to a military court is per an October 2014 presidential decree that allows referring defendants accused of crimes against the state’s public facilities to military judiciary.