Egypt court sentences two Islamist leaders to 15 years in prison

A court here on Saturday sentenced two Muslim Brotherhood leaders and an Al-Jazeera journalist to 15 years imprisonment for torturing a lawyer during the Egyptian Revolution that led to the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 11, 2014, 20:29 PM IST

Cairo: A court here on Saturday sentenced two Muslim Brotherhood leaders and an Al-Jazeera journalist to 15 years imprisonment for torturing a lawyer during the Egyptian Revolution that led to the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Islamist Brotherhood leaders Mohamed el-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy along with Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour were sentenced for torturing lawyer Osama Kamal for three days.

Muslim Brotherhood members and loyalists Omar Zaky, Mohsen Rady, Osama Yassin and Judge Mahmoud El-Khodeiry were also given three-year sentences, Al-ahram reported today.

Kamal had filed a complaint in 2011 accusing the defendants of beating and torturing him during the 18-day Tahrir Square sit-in after claiming he was a police officer when he failed to show them an identity card.

Last month, a Cairo Criminal court sentenced Brotherhood leaders Mohamed al-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy to 20 years in prison for capturing and torturing policemen in 2013.

Thousands of Brotherhood members and loyalists of ousted president Mohamed Morsi have been arrested over the past year on numerous charges, including inciting and committing violence against their opponents.