Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed el-Beltagy - File photo
CAIRO - 8 September 2018: The Rabaa sit-in dispersal trial has come to an end, by sentencing the Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Safwat Hegazy, Mohamed el-Beltagy, Essam el-Erian, Abdel Rahman al-Barr, Amr Zaki, Tarek el-Zomor, the fugitive Assem Abdel Maged, and 68 others to death on Saturday.
The Cairo Criminal Court also sentenced former brotherhood's supreme guide, Mohamed Badie, 46 other MB members to life in prison (25 years in jail).
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
Moreover; it handed down a 10-year imprisonment against the son of former MB president Mohamed Morsi, Osama.
Photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zaid (Shawkan) received a 5-year sentence.
The convicts 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.
The events of Rabaa sit-in dispersal dates back to August 2013, where the convicts instigated their affiliates to terrorize citizen and attacking the police forces.