Court confirms Egypt Muslim Brotherhood death sentences
An Egyptian court confirms death sentences against the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and at least 182 of his supporters, all of whom are accused of a 2013 attack on a police station.
The court’s decision came two months after it referred the case against the Brotherhood’s general guide Mohamed Badie and hundreds of others to the state’s highest religious authority, the Mufti, the first step towards imposing a death sentence.
In a separate case, a Cairo court referred Badie and 13 other Brotherhood supporters on Thursday to the Mufti on charges of murder and firearms possession related to clashes during the protests last July.
Around 500 army and police officers have been killed since Mursi’s fall.
Badie and other senior Brotherhood leaders including Mursi are standing trial in other cases.