Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie looks on from the defendants cage during his trial with other leaders of the group in a courtroom in Cairo December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
MINYA, June 21 (Aswat Masriya) An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 182 others to death on Saturday over violence that occurred in the southern governorate of Minya last year.
The court also sentenced four to life and acquitted 496 people on Saturday.
The defendants were charged with assembling, threatening national security to carry out criminal acts such as attacking persons, vandalizing public and private property and preventing the authorities from attending to their duties with force and violence.
They were also charged with arms possession, murder and attempted murder.
The Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist group towards the end of last year in response to reoccurring violence that followed that ousting of President Mohamed Mursi last July.