Egypt refers 105 Brotherhood members to criminal court

GMT 15:16 2014 Monday ,22 September

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The Egyptian prosecution referred on Monday 105 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's top leader Mohamed Badie, to criminal court over inciting violence and killing last year following the removal of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, official MENA news agency reported.
The defendants are accused of committing acts of violence in Suez Canal province of Ismailia that led to the killing of three citizens in reaction to Morsi's removal by the military in early July 2013.
Badie, who is in custody for over a year now, has previously been sentenced to death over similar charges but the appealable verdicts haven't been carried out and the Grand Mufti once rejected his execution for lack of evidence. He was also sentenced to 25 years in jail last week, which is not his first time to get this penalty.
Morsi himself is on trial over various charges including 2011 jailbreak, espionage, ordering the killing of protesters, insulting the judiciary and leaking classified documents to Qatar.
Since the powerful military ousted the Brotherhood's Morsi, the country's first democratically-elected president, the new leadership has been waging a massive crackdown on the group and its supporters and blacklisting the group as "a terrorist organization."
The group has been accused of targeting the army and police with attacks that killed hundreds of security personnel, the charges that its leaders have repeatedly denied.


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