Muslim Brotherhood official sentenced to 10 years in prison
The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Suez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a military court. It seems likely that all those seen to be involved in the deadly clashes between the state and the Islamists in August will receive strict sentences. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's Suez military court sentenced on Monday Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mongey to ten years of imprisonment on charges of inciting violence and vandalising military property in August.
Egypt's interim government has launched a crackdown on the 85-year-old Islamist group following the popularly-backed military ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi – who hails from the Brotherhood – in July.
The arrest campaign widened after 14 August, when security forces forcibly dispersed the two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo and Giza, leaving hundreds dead and over a thousand injured.
Many of the detained Muslim Brotherhood leaders and members face charges of inciting violence during clashes that took place in the months leading up to Morsi's ouster.
Controversial exceptions allowing military trials for civilians have remained a topic of debate during the transitional period.
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