EGYPT: MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD GROUP GET DEATH PENALTY
|Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie
April 11, 2015: death sentences have been handed down to 14 senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders - including the head of the outlawed group - by an Egyptian court.
The Cairo Criminal Court charged Mohammed Badie and the other 13 men with inciting chaos in 2013 following a deadly police break up of two Islamist protest camps in Cairo.
Two of the convicts were tried in absentia.
The court also sentenced to life imprisonment 37 other defendants in the same case.
The rulings can be appealed.
In February, another court handed down life imprisonment to Badie and several Islamist leaders in a separate case.
In 2013, the army deposed president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood following mass protests against his rule.
Egyptian authorities have since rounded up thousands of Islamists and put them on trial for allegedly inciting and participating in deadly riots.
The Brotherhood has repeatedly dismissed the charges as politically motivated. (Sources: AAP, 11/04/2015)