Four Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death

An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death over killing and violence charges.

Cairo: An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death over killing and violence charges.

The case, known as "attacks of Muslim Brotherhood headquarters", dates back to July 2013 following the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, Xinhua reported.

Meanwhile, the presiding judge decided to adjourn to Feb 28 the ruling on another 13 Brotherhood members, including Mohamed Badei, the group`s top leader, his two deputies, Khirate al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumy, chief of the Brotherhood`s Freedom and Justice Party Saad al-Kattatni, and Ousamh Yassein who served as youth minister during Morsi`s reign.

They were accused of attempted murder against Morsi`s opponents, possessing weapon, and inciting murder and violence.

Thousands of Brotherhood supporters have been arrested and sentenced to death in speedy trials since his ouster.

Morsi himself has been referred to the criminal court over similar charges in addition to those of espionage and insulting the judiciary.

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