Egyptian court has sentenced 95 Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison over involvement role in anti-government protests in 2013.
On Saturday 22, 2015, Muslim Brotherhood leaders Mohamed Badie, Mohamed al-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy and other prominent Brotherhood figures were sentenced to life sentence by the court. At least 76 other convicts were sentenced in absentia.
Another group of 28 members of Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to ten years in jail each by the presiding judge Mohamed al-Saaeed.
The verdict was announced at the police academy courthouse located on the outskirts of the capital, Cairo.
According to Egyptian judicial sources, the brotherhood members were found guilty of inciting violence and storming police station in Suez Canal city of Port. The violence came in August 2013 days after the army ousted Mohamed Morsi.
Hundreds of the ex-president’s supporters, and Morsi himself, have been sentenced to death.