Cairo Criminal Court، headed by Chancellor Mohamed Sherine, sentenced on Saturday former supreme guide of Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group Mohamed Badie, MB leaders Mohamed El Beltagy, Essam El Eryan and 8 others to life in the case known publicly as “Trespassing Egypt’s Eastern Borders”.
Last November, Court of Cassation annulled death sentences issued by the Criminal Court, headed by Chancellor Shaaban al-Shami, against Mohamed Morsi , Mohamed Badie, Rashad al-Bayoumi, Mohyi Hamed, , Mohamed Saad al-Katatni, and Essam El Eryan, and decided to re-try them.
The same court also annulled life sentences issued against 20 other defendants over the same case and decided to re-try them.
The number of defendants in this case is 28 members of Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group, the Palestinian Hamas movement and the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist organization.
On January 28، 2011، prisons holding terrorism defendants and other convicts were attacked by militants who trespassed into Egypt through its eastern borders to free prisoners.
In 2013، Egypt banned the Brotherhood and designated it a terrorist organization. Most of the group’s leaders،، are in jail on violence and terror-related charges.
Since the former President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in 2013، violence against police has escalated. Several other Interior Ministry personnel have been murdered in 2013.
Last June, ousted President Mohamed Morsi was buried at a cemetery eastern Cairo, according to local media reports . The Brotherhood leader passed away during a court session in a case dubbed in media as “Espionage with Hamas”.