Lederen av Det muslimske brorskap, Mohammed Badie, ble mandag dømt til døden av en domstol. Saken er oversendt stormuftien som må godkjenne dødsdommen.


Mohammed Badie and the other key members of the group were found guilty of planning attacks against the state.

Badie is embroiled in several trials and has been sentenced to death before, although the sentences were later reduced to life imprisonment.

Egypt’s government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group in 2013.

The court referred the case to Egypt’s Grand Mufti, the country’s senior Sunni authority, the first step in ratifying the death sentences.

A final verdict is due on 11 April, although the defendants can appeal.