Muslim Brotherhood chief handed 4th life term by Egyptian court

An Egyptian court has reportedly sentenced the head of the banned outfit Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison on charges of killing protesters who stormed the group`s Cairo headquarters in 2013.

ANI| Last Updated: Mar 01, 2015, 12:57 PM IST

London: An Egyptian court has reportedly sentenced the head of the banned outfit Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison on charges of killing protesters who stormed the group`s Cairo headquarters in 2013.

Mohamed Badie was already facing three other life sentences in other cases, reported the BBC.

While three of his co-defendants were handed down death penalty in the same trial, 14 others, including Badie`s deputies Khairat al-Shater and Saad al-Katatni, were given life terms.

All were convicted on charges of "murder" and "incitement to murder" as well as possessing arms. However, they can appeal the rulings.

Badie and the other defendants denounced the court`s verdict by shouting, "Down with military rule."

The Cairo headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood was stormed and torched by protesters on June 30, 2013 as millions of Egyptians occupied streets to demand the resignation of Muslim Brother hood President Mohammed Morsi.

Morsi was ousted just days later by then army chief and current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Prosecutors said that at least 12 protesters were killed and 90 were wounded in clashes with Morsi supporters during the storming of the Brotherhood offices. (ANI)