Trial of Muslim Brotherhood members - File photos
CAIRO – 24 December 2017: The military court postponed Sunday the final verdict against 52 members and leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to December 27, over accusations of murdering police Colonel Wael Tahoun, a policeman, a civilian, and the vandalism of public and private property.
The murder occurred on April 21, 2015.
Sixteen defendants are prosecuted in absentia, including Qatar’s Grand Mufti Youssef al-Qaradawi, the brotherhood’s mufti Abdel Rahman al-Bar, and member of the brotherhood’s Guide Bureau Mahmoud Ghozlan.
The convicts also face charges of joining an outlawed group, calling for breaching the constitution, impeding the work of state institutions, limiting personal and public freedoms.