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 According to a judicial source on Wednesday September 30th,  a court in Zagazig, north-east of Cairo, sentenced six members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to capital punishment for police killings., five of the accused were tried in absentia.

According to the same source, seven other members of the brotherhood were sentenced to between five and 10 years in prison. The 13 people are charged with the murder of several police officers, the number of whom has not been specified, membership in a “terrorist organization” and the attempt to overthrow the government.

The Muslim Brotherhood was classified as a terrorist organization under the chairmanship of Abdel Fattah al-Sissi after it was banned in 2013 after President Mohamed Morsi’s army overthrew it,.

Since then, members of the brotherhood have been the target of several arrests and judgments that have been the subject of widespread criticism by human rights organizations.