Cairo criminal court headed by Judge Mohamed Sherine Fahmy sentenced former supreme guide of the banned Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group Mohamed Badie and ten other Muslim brotherhood members to life in prison on charges of conspiring with Hamas.
MB leaders Khairat Al-Shater, Saad El Ktatny, Essam El-Erian, Mohamed El Beltagy , Saad El Hoseny, Hazem Farouk, Mohey Hamed, Khaled Saad, Khalil Al Aqed, and Ahmed Abdel Aty are among the convicts who were handed down life imprisonment. The life imprisonment term is unchangeable and final.
Moreover, the court sentenced 3 defendants to 10 years in jail, and another two received 7 years. Meanwhile, 6 people were acquitted in the same case.
Noteworthy, the defendants are charged with collaboration with foreign organizations outside the country، uncovering national security secrets and coordinating with armed groups inside and outside Egypt to launch terrorist attacks inside Egypt.
The prosecution charged the defendants with conspiring with the political bureau of Hamas، and the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood against the state to spread chaos across the nation.
In June 2015، Cairo Criminal Court issued death sentences against a number of MB leaders in the case.
In November 2016، the Court of Cassation annulled the sentences and ordered a retrial of the defendants.
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.