Cairo judge sentences Egyptian American to life in prison

April 11, 2015 3:34 PM

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Cairo judge sentences Egyptian American to life in prison

CAIRO — An Egyptian American citizen has been sentenced to life in prison for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in the wake of a military coup that ousted the group from power in 2013.

A Cairo criminal court issued the verdict against Ohio native Mohamed Soltan, 27, and 37 other defendants in a televised session Saturday. The judge also confirmed death sentences previously handed down to Soltan’s father, Salah Soltan, and 13 others for “inciting chaos” and planning anti-government...

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