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Report: Egypt court sentences dual US-Egyptian citizen on a hunger strike to life in prison

  • An Egyptian policeman guards the courtroom defendant's cage during the verdict hearing in a case rooted in violence that swept the country after the military-led ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Egypt’s official news agency said the court upheld death sentences for 14 people, including the leader of the country’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, and sentenced 37 others to life in prison. US-Egyptian citizen Mohammed Soltan, who has been on hunger strike for more than 14 months as his health deteriorates, is one of the defendants handed a life sentence on Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    An Egyptian policeman guards the courtroom defendant's cage during the verdict hearing in a case rooted in violence that swept the country after the military-led ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Egypt’s official news agency said the court upheld death sentences for 14 people, including the leader of the country’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, and sentenced 37 others to life in prison. US-Egyptian citizen Mohammed Soltan, who has been on hunger strike for more than 14 months as his health deteriorates, is one of the defendants handed a life sentence on Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian Judge Mohammed Nagi Shehata arrives to a courtroom to read the verdicts in a case rooted in violence that swept the country after the military-led ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Egypt’s official news agency said the court upheld death sentences for 14 people, including the leader of the country’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, and sentenced 37 others to life in prison. US-Egyptian citizen Mohammed Soltan, who has been on hunger strike for more than 14 months as his health deteriorates, is one of the defendants handed a life sentence on Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egyptian Judge Mohammed Nagi Shehata arrives to a courtroom to read the verdicts in a case rooted in violence that swept the country after the military-led ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Egypt’s official news agency said the court upheld death sentences for 14 people, including the leader of the country’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, and sentenced 37 others to life in prison. US-Egyptian citizen Mohammed Soltan, who has been on hunger strike for more than 14 months as his health deteriorates, is one of the defendants handed a life sentence on Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian Judge Mohammed Nagi Shehata reads the verdicts in a case rooted in violence that swept the country after the military-led ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Egypt’s official news agency said the court upheld death sentences for 14 people, including the leader of the country’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, and sentenced 37 others to life in prison. US-Egyptian citizen Mohammed Soltan, who has been on hunger strike for more than 14 months as his health deteriorates, is one of the defendants handed a life sentence on Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egyptian Judge Mohammed Nagi Shehata reads the verdicts in a case rooted in violence that swept the country after the military-led ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Egypt’s official news agency said the court upheld death sentences for 14 people, including the leader of the country’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, and sentenced 37 others to life in prison. US-Egyptian citizen Mohammed Soltan, who has been on hunger strike for more than 14 months as his health deteriorates, is one of the defendants handed a life sentence on Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

Egypt's state-run news agency is reporting that a criminal court has sentenced a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on a monthslong hunger strike to life in prison.

MENA reported Saturday that Mohammed Soltan was found guilty on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news.

Soltan, the son of a prominent member of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested in August 2013. He's been on a hunger strike over his detention for more than 14 months.

The court also upheld death sentences for 14 people, including the Brotherhood's leader, and sentenced 36 others beside Soltan to life in prison.

The case is rooted in violence that swept the country after the military-led ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, a Brotherhood leader, in 2013.