Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie shouts slogans from the defendant’s cage during his trial with other leaders of the Brotherhood in a courtroom in Cairo December 11, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Stringer
CAIRO - 8 September 2018: A Cairo Criminal Court sentenced former Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group supreme guide, Mohamed Badie, 46 other Muslim Brotherhood members in the case known as “Rabaa sit-in Dispersal” to life imprisonment (25 years in jail) on Saturday.
The life sentence list includes the former Minister of Supply and Interior Trade Bassem Ouda, and the former deputy chairman of al-Wasat Party, Essam Sultan
The court also handed down a 10-year imprisonment against the son of former MB president Mohamed Morsi, Osama.
Safwat Hegazy, Mohamed el Beltagy, Essam el-Erian, Abdel Rahman al-Barr, Amr Zaki, Tarek el-Zomor, Assem Abdel Maged, and 68 others were sentenced to death.
The defendants are charged with staging an armed gathering in Rabaa square, illegally possessing and handling weapons, blocking driveways, deliberately vandalizing public property, along with other counts related to murdering policemen and citizens.
CAIRO - 26 May 2018: Cairo Criminal Court, chaired by Counselor Hassan Farid, has been reviewing one of the most important terrorist cases, known as the "Rabaa sit-in dispersal;" Muslim Brotherhood Guide Mohamed Badie and 738 other defendants are accused.
Three defendants were released due to deteriorating health condition. However, all the imprisoned defendants were sentenced to one year in prison for insulting the court on February 25, 2017. Later on, the court overturned the sentence and annulled the one-year imprisonment decision.
On August 14, 2013, Security Forces set out to disperse the Muslim Brotherhood sit-in in Nasr City’s Rabaa al-Adawiya, along with another sit-in located in Nahda Square, Giza.
The Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in was primarily forged by former Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated President Mohamed Morsi supporters and sympathizers in support of his legitimacy.
Damage to the surrounding area as a result of the dispersal amounted to LE 50 million ($2.8 million).