Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 13 other senior members of the group have been sentenced to death for inciting violence and unrest in Egypt.

The court in Cairo also sentenced US-Egyptian citizen Mohamed Soltan to life in jail for supporting the Brotherhood and spreading false news.

Soltan, who is on hunger strike, is the son of Brotherhood preacher Salah Soltan, who was among those sentenced to death on Saturday.

Judge Mohamed Nagy Shehata also handed life terms to 23 other Brotherhood members.

The defendants were among thousands of Brotherhood supporters arrested after the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

They were accused of plotting unrest from their headquarters in a sprawling Cairo protest camp after the Islamist leader was toppled.

The Rabaa al Adawiya camp was dispersed by police in August 2013 after a 12-hour operation that left hundreds of protesters and 10 policemen dead.

It came after weeks of failed European and US-brokered negotiations with the Brotherhood, who insisted on Mr Morsi’s return to power.

Mr Morsi was the country’s first freely-elected president and ruled for a year before he was ousted… see more

source: skynews