Egypt issues life sentence for Muslim Brotherhood chief

Srinagar: An Egyptian court has sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide Mohammed Badie and two prominent leaders of the group to life in prison for “planning violent attacks”, judicial officials and a lawyer said, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday.
Badie and 37 others connected to the “Rabaa operations room” case are accused of conspiring to stir unrest during protests that followed the July 2013¬†military-led ouster¬†of Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi, who hailed from the Brotherhood, the report added.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office charged the accused with “preparing an operations room to confront the state and create chaos in the country following the dismantling of the Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in” and “planning to burn public property and churches”, the report said.
On August 14, 2013, security forces stormed a large protest gathering at Rabaa in the capital Cairo and allegedly gunned down hundreds of unarmed demonstrators, the report added.

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