Egypt sentences 26 military officers between 10yrs to life in prison

CAIRO: Twenty-six military officers, allegedly belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, have received different sentences between 10 years in jail and life imprisonment over charges of “attempting to overthrow regime,” the BBC reported Sunday.

The defendants include four retired police officers; two Muslim brotherhood leaders were also sentenced to life imprisonment over the same charges.

According to the investigation, the convicts also faced charges of leaking military clandestine information, and belonging to the Brotherhood.

The former interim government designated the Brotherhood a terrorist group in December 2013, thereby criminalizing membership.

Six days ago, the Alexandria military court sentenced 250 defendants; reportedly belong to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group, to life in prison for torching Beheira governorate building and a police station in 2013, Youm7 reported.

In April, A total of 70 Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Minya were referred to a military trial for their alleged role in sectarian violence in 2013.

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