Egypt names Brotherhood leaders as terrorists

Egypt names Brotherhood leaders as terrorists
Updated 30 March 2015

Egypt names Brotherhood leaders as terrorists

Egypt names Brotherhood leaders as terrorists

CAIRO: Egypt’s top prosecutor on Sunday named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group’s leader and his deputy, as terrorists in the first implementation of an anti-terror law passed earlier this year.
In a statement, chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat said the decision follows a February court ruling that convicted Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie; his deputy Khairat El-Shater; the head of the group’s political party Saad El-Katatni and others of orchestrating violence in 2013 that killed 11 people and wounded over 90 outside their office.
The clashes were at the start of mass protests against President Muhammad Mursi, also a member of the group, and days before the military ousted him.
Badie, El-Shater and El-Katatni along with senior leaders Mohammed El-Beltagy, Essam El-Erian and nine others were sentenced to life in prison. Another four were sentenced to death.