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Egyptian court sets date for retrial of senior Muslim Brotherhood officials

Image of Muslim Brotherhood member, Mohammad Badi, in Cairo, Egypt on November 24, 2016 [Moustafa Elshemy/Anadolu Agency]
Image of Muslim Brotherhood member, Mohammad Badi in court in Cairo, Egypt on November 24, 2016 [Moustafa Elshemy/Anadolu Agency]

The Cairo Court of Appeal has set next Wednesday as the date for the retrial of 13 senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of murder and incitement to kill peaceful protesters outside the movement’s Guidance Office in June, 2013. The defendants include General Guide Mohammad Badie and his deputy, Khairat El- Shater.

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The Court of Cassation decided in January to revoke the sentences to death and life imprisonment given to the defendants and ordered a retrial. The decision included 13 out of 18 defendants who had filed appeals.

The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced the following Brotherhood members to death in February 2015: Abdel Rahim Mohamed Abdel Rahim, Mustafa Abdel-Azim Darwish, Mohamed Abdel-Azim El-Bashlawi and Atef Abdel-Galil El-Samri.

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