Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader, 13 others to death

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Posted: Apr 11, 2015 4:45 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for inciting chaos and violence, a judge said in a televised session on Saturday.

The court also sentenced U.S-Egyptian citizen Mohamed Soltan to life in jail for supporting the group and transmitting false news. He is the son of Brotherhood preacher Salah Soltan, who was among those sentenced to death on Saturday.

The sentences can be appealed before Egypt's highest civilian court.

(Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Louise Ireland)