CAIRO: Egypt’s Court of Cassation accepted Monday appeals from former banned Muslim Brotherhood General Guide Mohamed Badei and his former deputy Khairat al-Sahter against sentences of life imprisonment over charges of killing and inciting violence.
The court also accepted appeals from other 11 convicts, two of whom were sentenced to death penalties, Youm7 reported.
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 the events of June 30, 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 Dec. 3, 2015, 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 the “Rabaa Operations Room.”