An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced two prominent members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to 20 years in prison over torturing and killing policemen, joining and managing a banned group.

Muslim Brotherhood senior member Mohamed al-Beltagi and Brotherhood-oriented preacher Safwat Hegazi were accused of kidnapping a police officer and security personnel, detaining the kidnapped in the Brotherhood Rabaa major sit-in following the ouster of the Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

The two also faced charges of attempting to murder the policemen.

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