Egyptian court sentences hunger-striking American to life in prison as country continues crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

Pro-Morsi Egyptian protesters in 2013

An American-Egyptian citizen was jailed for life as an Egyptian judge handed down harsh punishments to now outlawed Muslim group.

American Mohamed Soltan, 27, and 36 others were given life sentences as Mohamed Badie, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other defendants were ordered to be executed.

The defendants were found guilty of plotting unrest from their headquarters in a sprawling Cairo protest camp in the months after a military coup overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013…

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muslim-brotherhood-headquarters-get-completely-ransacked.jpgThe headquarters of the Muslims Brotherhood in Cairo were ransacked in July 2013