Egyptian court sentences the ‘supreme guide’ of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and dozens others to life in jail

An Egyptian court has convicted and sentenced almost 50 Islamists, including a top leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life imprisonment.

The state-run MENA news agency said Mohamed Badie and the other defendants were sentenced on Monday for inciting violence that led to the killing of three people in July 2013.

The case goes back to the days after the military’s ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood member.