Muslim Brotherhood financier and 6 others get life sentences in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood financier and 6 others get life sentences in Egypt
This file photo shows the Court of Cassation in Cairo. A court in Cairo sentenced three others to 10 years, while acquitting 14. (AFP/File Photo)
Updated 30 April 2019

Muslim Brotherhood financier and 6 others get life sentences in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood financier and 6 others get life sentences in Egypt

CAIRO: Egypt has sentenced seven Muslim Brotherhood members, including one of the group’s top financiers, to life in prison on charges of joining and funding a terrorist group.
The Supreme State Security Emergency Court sentenced three others to 10 years, while acquitting 14. The verdicts can be appealed.
Those sentenced to life include Hassan Malek, a businessman who owned stores that imported computers and electronics, and his son.
The Muslim Brotherhood won a series of elections after the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Muhammad Mursi, a senior Brotherhood figure, became Egypt’s first freely-elected president the following year.
The military overthrew Mursi in 2013 amid massive protests against his brief rule. Authorities have since branded the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and arrested thousands of its members.