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Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader, others to death

Court gives death penalty to Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie for inciting chaos and violence, life term to US-Egyptian citizen for ties to the group.
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An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for inciting chaos and violence, and gave a life term to a US-Egyptian citizen for ties to the Brotherhood.
The men were among thousands of people detained after freely elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi was toppled in 2013 by the military under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is now president. Sisi describes the Brotherhood as a major security threat. The group says it is committed to peaceful activism and had nothing to do with Islamist militant violence in Egypt since Mursi's fall following

Added: Apr-11-2015 Occurred On: Apr-11-2015
By: TrueISR
Other News, Other Middle East
Tags: Egypt, Muslim, Muslim brotherhood, death penalty, execution
Location: Egypt (load item map)
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