Former Muslim Brotherhood leader sentenced to life in prison over incitement of violence in 2013 protests

Posted On: Apr 15, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Former Muslim Brotherhood leader sentenced to life in prison over incitement of violence in 2013 protests

Mahmoud Ezzat, who served as the acting leader of the Muslim Brotherhood for several years, has been sentenced to life in prison for inciting violence and supplying firearms during the 2013 Egyptian protests.
The court ruling comes months after Ezzat was detained during a raid on an apartment in Cairo. and marks the latest crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood since it was removed from power in a coup d'état.
The case focused on charges of inciting violence and providing supporters with firearms amid violence outside the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in 2013, with Ezzat's legal team dismissing the prosecution as being based on “false political charges.”
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Previously, Ezzat was sentenced to both life in prison and the death penalty in a separate trial over his alleged role in the 2013 protests. However, as he was absent from the original court case, as per Egyptian law, he will now face a retrial.
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