by Al Bawaba
An Egyptian count has sentenced 14 Muslim Brotherhood members to death, including the organization”s leader, Mohammad Badie, Reuters reported from a judge’s televised session Saturday.
The sentences were handed down over charges of inciiting violence and chaos, according to the judge, and can be appealed only by a the highest civilian court.
Among the Brotherhood members sentenced is Islamist preacher Salah Soltan, whose son, US-Egyptian citizen Mohamed Soltan, was also handed a life imprisonment sentence for transmiting false news and supporting the shunned Islamist group.
Egypt has imprisoned scores of Muslim Brotherhood affiliates since the the 2013 ousting of newly-elected Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, who belonged to the party.
Morsi’s own trial, where he faces charges of estionage, will take place on May 16.