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Court clears Brotherhood leader in insult case

Published: 05.14.14, 22:29 / Israel News

n Egyptian court on Wednesday acquitted the former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood of insulting the judiciary in comments he made to a newspaper.


Mahdi Akef, 85, was arrested as part of the government crackdown against the Islamist group following the July military ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, himself a member of the Brotherhood. Akef faces other trials on charges of inciting violence and will not be released following the acquittal.


The government has branded the Brotherhood a terrorist organization and accused it of inciting violence, a charge the group denies. (AP)


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