Cairo (Daily Pakistan Online) – An Egyptian court has sentenced several Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abul Fattouh, to life in prison for spreading false news and conspiracy against the state.
According to Al Jazeera TV, the sentences were handed down in a Cairo court on Sunday. Abdul Moneim Abul Fattouh, a 70-year-old former presidential candidate from the Strank Egypt party, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Muhammad al-Qassas, the party’s deputy leader, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Muhammad Izzat, a former Supreme Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, has already been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
It should be noted that Abu al-Fatuh was previously part of the Muslim Brotherhood but was expelled from the party in 2011 after contesting the presidential election. He and his deputy were arrested in February 2018 on charges of criticizing Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Moaz al-Sharqawi of the Muslim Brotherhood has also been sentenced to 10 years in prison. It should be noted that in 2013, the then Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew the government of President-elect Mohamed Morsi and seized power. At the same time, the Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist group.