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Egyptian Court Slaps Muslim Brotherhood Members with Life Sentences

Muslim Brotherhood members given life sentences by Egyptian court. In Egypt, a life sentence carries a maximum of 25 years imprisonment.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters march in Egypt, protesting the overthrow of Mohamad Morsi

Muslim Brotherhood supporters march in Egypt, protesting the overthrow of Mohamad Morsi

An Egyptian court sentenced 11 more members of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison for violence against the army on Tueday, September 3.

The verdict was entered in response to the widespread protests on August 14 by pro-Morsi forces in the city of Suez, following the crackdown on protests in Cairo. The name of the prisoners given life sentences has not been released.  A life sentence in Egypt carries a maximum of 25 years in prison, according to the Daily News of Egypt.

Nearly 50 other Muslim Brotherhood defendants were found guilty of lesser charges and received five year sentences, while several were acquitted of all charges.

Charges against the defendants included murder and attempted murder of security forces and of civilians, destruction of public property including churches and military vehicles, and spreading chaos. Nearly 30 people were killed in the violence.

Four additional leading members of the Brotherhood were arrested on Tuesday.

On Sunday, September 1, former Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamad Morsi was charged with inciting violence which led to the deaths of at least seven people during clashes between opposition protesters and Brotherhood supporters outside the Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo in December, 2012.

 

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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6 Responses to “Egyptian Court Slaps Muslim Brotherhood Members with Life Sentences”

  1. Ben II says:

    Obama must be sad, as he is a big supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi. It’s the Democrat way.

  2. Ben II says:

    Obama must be sad, as he is a big supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi. It’s the Democrat way.

  3. If we want stability in the middle east as much as we say we do, then we should recognize there have been plenty of missed opportunities. Look at the situation in Egypt. We should be supporting the Egyptian military against the Muslim Brotherhood. Why, because this would give us a chance to deter terrorist groups from taking control of the country and maintain stability. What did Obama do, the exact opposite. In the late 70's we should have backed the Shaw who was more moderate and reform minded. Once again, we missed the boat. Just think of all the trouble we could have been spared. Obviously, this would not apply to every country in the region. But, we must seize the opportunities when they present themselves.

  4. Benjamin Fox says:

    Watch out, you'll make the illegal president in the U.S. mad as you are messing with his bud's in the world, oh well that's okay, the God of Israel will put him where he belongs along with all his bud's.

  5. Don't forget to give live sentences to Obama and H. Clinton.

  6. How interesting: Egyptian "Courts" ban the Muslim Brotherhood… and Obama "courts" the Muslim Brotherhood. At times like this is would be better to be in Egypt.

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