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CAIRO – 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.