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Egypt Sentences 3 Muslim Brotherhood Members To Death Over Murdering Policeman, Civilian

Members of the Egyptian security forces are seen seated at a make-shift courthouse in southern Cairo during a trial session for former president and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi, December 2, 2018. /AFP/Getty Images

 

An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced three members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death and nine others to life in prison over killing a policeman and a civilian, state-run MENA news agency reported.

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The crime dates back to 2014 when the convicted Islamists showered a policeman who worked in securing ports and his uncle, a driver, with fire, which caused their immediate death.

 

Mansoura Criminal Court has also sentenced 10 years in prison for one person over the same charges and acquitted six others.

 

The perpetrators have formed a terrorist cell to fund and attack anti-security operations, and to plant explosive devices near the police headquarters, the public prosecutor read.

 

Most Brotherhood leaders, members, and supporters are currently jailed. Many of them have received appealable death sentences and life imprisonment over charges varying from inciting violence and murder to espionage and jailbreak.

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