Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Egypt condemns to death Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie and 13 others

(Telegraph) An Egyptian court on Monday condemned to death Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 13 other senior members of the banned movement.

The 14 members of the Brotherhood, which was declared a "terrorist organisation" in 2013, were found guilty of "plotting attacks aimed at sowing chaos" across the country, state news agency MENA reported.

The court found Badie and his co-defendants, who include the Brotherhood's former spokesman Mahmud Ghazlan, had set up an "operations room" to prepare attacks against the state in the weeks after the army ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.