CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood’s guide Mohamed Badie and 35 others were sentenced to life in prison Monday over riots that broke out in Ismailia in 2013 and resulted in a number of deaths, Youm7 reported.
The case is known as “Ismailia violent events” and includes 105 defendants. Nine other defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison, 20 others to 10 years, and 20 to three years. It also acquitted 20 people in the case.
The case dates back to July 5, 2013, two days after the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, where clashes erupted between Morsi’s supporters and security forces in front of the Ismailia Governorate headquarters; three were killed and dozens injured in the clashes.
The defendants face charges of orchestrating a gathering outside the governorate building to attack and murder people, sabotage public properties, and disturb public peace.
In December 2013, Egypt designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a “terrorist group” and accused its leaders, members and sympathizers of inciting violence, among other charges.
Badie, who is standing trials in different cases along with other Brotherhood leaders, was previously handed death and life sentences.