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Egyptian court sentences former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide to life

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Former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie
Former Muslim Brotherhood (MB) Supreme Guide in Egypt Mohamed Badie, along with 64 defendants out of 682 others, were sentenced to life imprisonment Sunday over charges of inciting violence in a case dubbed in the media as “El-Idwa Incidents”. 

Another convict, Mabrouk Saad Mabrouk, was handed down a death penalty in the same case. 

Egypt witnessed a turmoil following the removal of the MB regime in 2013. Egyptian security forces dispersed an MB sit-in lasted for over a month at the heart of Cairo, at Rabaa al-Adawiya Sq at Nasr City district, which resulted in triggering violence by MB supporters across the nation. Following the Rabaa sit-in dispersal on August 14, 2013, the city of El-Idwa in Minya governorate witnessed acts of violence and vandalism, during which a police station was attacked and a police officer was killed. 

Badie is being charged with inciting violence in the clashes. The prosecution showed a violence-inciting statement signed by him. However, Badie denied the charges. 

The defendants are also charged with storming a number of state-owned institutions, such as the agriculture unit, veterinary center and the real estate office in the city. 

In April 2014, the Minya Criminal Court sentenced all defendants to death. However, a retrial was ordered after overturning the ruling by the Court of Cassation. 
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