Egypt has sentenced 35 alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison for forming terror cells that were planning attacks on security forces and state institutions in the country.
The Sohag Criminal Court in central Egypt sentenced another 155 defendants to three to 15 years in prison on similar charges, including plotting to kill public figures and security officials and joining an outlawed group, a reference to the Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood won a series of free elections after Egypt’s 2011 uprising, and a senior Brotherhood figure, Mohammed Morsi, was elected president in 2012.
In 2013, the military overthrew Morsi amid mass protests against his rule. Authorities have since branded the Brotherhood, a terrorist organization.