An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in jail yesterday for inciting violence after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last year.

Badie, convicted with 36 other Brotherhood leaders and supporters for the same crime, was sentenced to death in another mass trial last month over violence that killed a police officer.

All 37 defendants yesterday were also charged with blocking a major road during protests that followed Mursi's ousting on July 3, 2013.

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