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Egypt Issues Permanent Jail Rulings against 22 Suspects, Including Brotherhood ‘Mufti’

Egypt Issues Permanent Jail Rulings against 22 Suspects, Including Brotherhood ‘Mufti’

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 - 07:45
A view of the High Court of Justice in Cairo, Egypt. (Reuters)
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Egypt’s Court of Cassation approved on Monday permanent rulings against 22 defendants, including the mufti of the Muslim Brotherhood, Abdul Rahman al-Barr.

The court approved 25-year prison sentences against the suspects, who also included leading member of the banned organization, Salah Sultan.

They were originally sentenced by the criminal court in Separate 2017.

They have been convicted in the riots that took place in Cairo in 2013 in connection to deposed President Mohammed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Known in the media as the Fatah mosque case, it is related to the break up of a protest of pro-Morsi supporters in Cairo. A total of 315 defendants have been held in the case.

The court also ruled on Monday to sentence 17 defendants to 15 years in jail, 54 to 10 years and 222 to five years.

They have been convicted of premeditated murder, rioting and damaging public and private property and possession of fire arms and ammunition.

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