An Egyptian Criminal Court has just sentenced 188 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for the attack on a police station which killed several police officers as well as many civilians in Cairo last year.
Barack Hussein Obama who has refused to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization (even after Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE did) is reportedly livid at the death sentences for his Muslim brothers.
The ruling which came on Tuesday found the defendants guilty of attacking the Kerdasa police station on August 14, 2013, the same day when Egyptian security forces dispersed two Muslim Brotherhood riots in Cairo and Giza, killing hundreds of people.
They were also found guilty of the attempted murder of 10 other police personnel, sabotaging the police station, torching a number of police vehicles and possessing heavy firearms.
The ruling came days after an Egyptian court dropped charges against former president Hosni Mubarak, his minister of interior and six aides over killing unarmed protesters in the 2011 revolution. Since Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster last year, the Egyptian government has been cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters.
In March, 529 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death for killing a police officer in last year. Morsi is currently in prison over charges of murdering peaceful protesters, espionage, escaping from prison during the January 25 Revolution in 2011 and insulting the judiciary.
Al-Sisi won 96.9% of the vote in May’s presidential election against sole competitor Hamdeen Sabahi. Morsi faces a series of charges leveled against him by Sisi’s administration and has denounced his trial at the hands of an Egyptian court which he has called illegitimate.
More death penalties may be passed as Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie is facing execution after two separate trials.
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