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Egypt upholds life term for Brotherhood leader Badie

This is the second life sentence that the court has upheld against Badie.

The Egyptian Court of Cassation upheld a life sentence passed in 2016 against Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leader Mohamed Badie over his participation in deadly clashes in the city of Ismailiya in 2013, Al Jazeera reported judicial sources saying yesterday.

According to the sources, the court upheld the life sentence against Badie and seven others in addition to upholding prison terms ranges between three to 15 years against 48 others on the same charges.

The clashes took place following the military removal of the first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi and three people were killed.

This is the second life sentence that the court has upheld against Badie.

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In May 2016, the Ismailiya Criminal Court sentenced Badie and 35 others to life terms.

The suspects were accused of breaking into the head office of Al-Ismailiya Governorate, killing three Egyptians, trying to kill 16 others, damaging public property and showing force. The suspects denied the charges.

Badie is being tried in 48 cases which took place in eight Egyptian governorates.

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