Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other prominent Brotherhood figures are sentenced to life in prison on charges related to a deadly attack in 2013. Pavithra George reports.
This is Mohamed Badie's sixth life sentence. This one, for an attack on a police station in the city of Port Said in 2013 that killed five people in a wave of violence following the removal of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi from power the same year. Several other prominent Islamists were sentenced to life in prison along with Badie with charges ranging from murder to destruction of property. The sentencing comes as part of an ongoing crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood - that the Egyptian government deems a terrorist group. Since deposing Mursi, hundreds of his supporters have received lengthy prison terms and death sentences...even as the Brotherhood says it remains committed to peaceful activism.