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Beltagy and Hegazy sentenced to 15 years for torture

Broadcaster and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders also found guilty in case


Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed Al-Beltagy  (AFP PHOTO / TAREK EL-GABASS)
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood politician Mohamed Al-Beltagy
(AFP PHOTO / TAREK EL-GABASS)

The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) leader Mohamed Al-Beltagy and Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazy to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour on Saturday.

The pair were found guilty of torturing and sexually assaulting a lawyer during the 2011 uprising against former president Hosni Mubarak.

Al-Jazeera broadcaster Ahmed Mansour and former Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated MP Hazem Farouk, who are accused alongside Hegazy and Al-Beltagy, were also sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment.

The court also sentenced former youth minister Osama Yassin, head of the legislative committee of the dissolved parliament Mahmoud Al-Khodeiry, and former Brotherhood- affiliated MPs Mohsen Rady and Amr Zaki to three years imprisonment.

The prosecutor general referred them to trial in November 2013 for the incident, said to have occurred on 3 February 2011 in the office of a tourism company in Tahrir Square.

Al-Beltagy and Hegazy were sentenced to 20 years in jail for torture and leading a terrorist group on 9 September. They were also sentenced to ten years on charges of kidnapping and torturing two policemen at the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in in August 2013. The pair received an additional ten years for “being in command of a terrorist group”, while two others, doctors at the sit-in’s field hospital, received five years for joining a terrorist group.

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