Egypt sentences 11 Islamist leaders to life for spying

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court docket has sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life in jail on expenses of espionage with the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Amongst these sentenced by the Cairo felony court docket was the Brotherhood’s head, Mohammed Badie.

That is the most recent of a number of sentences in opposition to Badie, who acquired a life sentence final week on expenses associated to mass jail breaks in the course of the 2011 rebellion.

Expenses have been additionally dropped Wednesday in opposition to the late former president, Mohammed Morsi, who collapsed and died in June throughout a court docket session on the case.

Morsi, a senior Brotherhood determine, grew to become Egypt’s first freely-elected president in 2012. The navy overthrew Morsi in 2013 amid huge protests in opposition to his temporary rule.

Authorities have since branded the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group and arrested 1000’s of its members.

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