FILE- Former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie - Photo by: Kareem abdelAziz/Egypt Today
CAIRO - 23 September 2018: Former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, along with 64 defendants out of 682 others, were sentenced to life imprisonment Sunday over charges of inciting violence in a case dubbed in the media as “El-Idwa Incidents”.
Another convict, Mabrouk Saad Mabourk, was handed down a death penalty in the same case.
Following the Rabaa sit-in dispersal on August 14, 2013, the city of El-Idwa in Minya governorate witnessed acts of violence and vandalism, during which a police station was attacked and a police officer was killed.
Badie is being charged with inciting violence in the clashes. The prosecution showed a violence-inciting statement signed by him. However, Badie denied the charges.
The defendants are also charged with storming a number of state-owned institutions, such as the agriculture unit, veterinary center and the real estate office in the city.
In April 2014, the Minya Criminal Court sentenced all defendants to death. However, a retrial was ordered after overturning the ruling by the Court of Cassation.