Egyptian government has killed a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader and another member of the group in a shootout on Monday.
Mohammad Kamal, 61, and Yasser Shehata were killed in a raid in an apartment in Cairo’s Bassateen neighborhood.
While Kamal was sentenced to life in prison in absentia, Shehata was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to a statement from Egyptian Interior Ministry.
A prominent leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and a member of the Guidance Bureau, Kamal acted as in charge of the supreme Administrative Committee, known as the youth committee until May 2016.
In the statement, Egyptian officials said that he was responsible for the group’s “armed wing”. The statement blamed Shehata for “assaulting a citizen and forcibly detaining the person in the headquarter of the freedom and Justice party,” the political wing of the organization.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi launched though crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood after toppling its Mohammad Mursi from power in a military coup in 2013.