A senior Muslim Brotherhood leader in Egypt has been sentenced to 6 years in jail for insulting a panel of judges.
Mohamed el-Beltagy, who heads the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice section, was once accused of offending presiding choose Shaaban el-Shami for a case wherein he and 130 other defendants are accused of staging jail breaks throughout the January 2011 uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.
El-Beltagy had protested el-Shami’s registration of evidence from within a tumbler cage used to carry defendants.
When the judge ordered him out of the room for inflicting chaos, el-Beltagy said: “this isn’t justice”.
The judge took his remarks as an insult, and located him in contempt of courtroom for the 2nd time for the reason that trial commenced. El-Beltagy was once also fined $ 2,800.
final yr the Egyptian government declared deposed President Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist workforce.
Morsi and among the group’s prime leaders were arrested following his overthrow via the military and at the moment are being tried on a big selection of costs, a few of that are punishable via demise.