Egyptian authorities sentenced eleven Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life for spying for Hamas
An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life in prison on espionage charges for allegedly passing state secrets to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Among those sentenced in Cairo criminal court was the outlawed Brotherhood’s chief, Mohammed Badie. It was the latest of several sentences against Badie, who received a life sentence last week on charges related to mass prison breaks during the 2011 uprising.
The court formally dropped charges against the late former president, Mohammed Morsi, who collapsed and died in June during an earlier court session on the case. His death brought criticism from local and international rights groups who accused the government of deliberately denying medical care to political prisoners.
Source: Washington Post