Brotherhood’s Essam el-Erian sentenced to 6 months in prison for inciting violence
Essam el-Erian- YOUM7/Deena Romia/Archive

CAIRO: Former lawmaker and leading Muslim Brotherhood member Essam el-Erian and three others were sentenced to six months in prison Monday over inciting protests in Ismailia, Youm7 reported.

Sixteen others were sentenced to two years in prison in the case. Violence spread across Egypt after the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, and some defendants in dozens of such cases are still being tried.

Erian has already received several prison terms in different cases. In April 2015, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for inciting violence that led to clashes outside Ittihadiya presidential palace in December 2012, killing some 10 people.

A death sentence handed to Erian was overturned in January, and he is expecting a retirla over inciting violence outside a Brotherhood office on June 30, 2013 in the tensions culminating in Morsi’s July ouster. The clashes resulted in nine deaths.

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