CAIRO: The Cairo prosecution advised Monday the Court of Cassation to accept appeals against death and life imprisonment sentences given to former general guide of the Muslim brotherhood (MB) Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Shater over charges of killing and inciting violence.
The prosecution, affiliates with the Court of Cassation, recommended that the sentences should be annulled and the convicts should be retried before a new court over charges of murdering and inciting violence in case dubbed in media as “Guidance Bureau Incidents.”
On Feb. 28, a Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Badie, Shater, and 12 convicts to life imprisonment and upheld death rulings against four other co-defendants.
The defendants are charged with killing nine people and injuring 91 others in front of Muslim Brotherhood headquarters (Guidance Bureau) during June 30 incidents calling for overthrowing former President Mohamed Morsi; they also faced charged of joining a militant group, possessing unlicensed weapons and conspiring to incite violence.
On Thursday, death sentences against Badie and 11 other high ranking members were overruled by the Court of Cassation, over charges of inciting killing and spreading chaos by running an operation room in Cairo-based Rabaa square and dubbed in media as “Rabaa Operation Room.”