CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie was sentenced to life Saturday for storming Port Said’s Al-Arab police station in 2013.
The court also sentenced in absentia other 34 defendants to life while 29 co-defendants were sentenced to 10 years.
The court acquitted 98 defendants.
According to investigations carried out by the Port Said prosecution, Badie alongside other MB leaders including Mohamed al-Beltagy and Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazy had instigated other brotherhood members to storm the Al-Arab police station during the aftermath of the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in in August 2013.
The defendants are also accused of numerous charges including killing five civilians and at least two policemen, stealing arms from the police station and setting the detainees free, according to Youm7.
Akram al-Shaer, Ahmed Tawfik al-Hawlany and Gamal Ebaid are among the MB defendants.
Badie has received several death penalties following the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi and the subsequent crackdown against the MB.
In April 2014, Minya Criminal Court sentenced Badie along with other 683 defendants to death for storming Edwa Police Station in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Minya. In February 2015, the ruling was overturned and a retrial was granted.
In July 2014, the Banha Criminal Court sentenced 10 defendants including Badie, Beltagy and Hegazy to death for inciting others to clash with police forces which resulted in killing two civilians in Egypt’s Delta governorate of Qalubiya.
In May 2015, North Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Badie, Morsi and other 104 MB defendants to death over escaping from jail in 2011, in the case publicly known as the “Wadi al-Natroun Prison break.”