CAIRO: A Muslim Brotherhood member was sentenced to death and 33 others were sentenced to life in separate cases Monday in Mansoura, Dakahlia governorate, Youm7 reported.
A department specialized in cases of “terrorism” at Mansoura Criminal Court sentenced Amer Mosad, 29, to death for killing the anti-Brotherhood businessman Mohamed Rabie in December 2013 and attempting to murder the lion-tamer Mohamed al-Essawy, who was paralyzed in the attack. The defendants also admitted to shoot at anti-Brotherhood protesters in the Delta city of Mansoura.
Three other Brotherhood members were sentenced to life in the case for complicity and planning to murder opponents of former President Mohamed Morsi.
In a separate Monday case, the same department sentenced 17 Brotherhood members to life and one to five years in prison for attempting to murder Essawy and paralyzing him, and also for firing at anti-Morsi protesters in Mansoura’s Thawra Square. Only three of the defendants are jailed.
The department also sentenced 13 Brotherhood members to life and one to 10 years in prison in absentia on Monday. They are charged with torching a police vehicle, illegally protesting, and inciting violence.