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Egyptian court jails 44 defendants in 2013 Al-Fath Mosque violence retrial

The court sentenced four defendants to ten-year terms, five to seven years, 32 to five years, and three to three years

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Thursday 28 Nov 2019
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A Cairo criminal court on the terrorism circuit on Thursday sentenced 44 defendants to jail terms ranging between three and ten years, in a retrial on charges related to the Al-Fath Mosque clashes in Cairo in August 2013.

The court sentenced four defendants to ten-year terms, five to seven years, 32 to five years, and three to three years.

Four other defendants were acquitted of the charges.

The convicted defendants were charged with murder, attempted murder, desecrating and vandalising the mosque, endangering the public, destruction of public property, obstructing traffic, and possession of firearms and ammunition on 16 and 17 August 2013 the mosque in central Cairo, in relation to events that occurred in the aftermath of the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi.

In September 2017, a Cairo criminal court sentenced 22 of the defendants in the case to life in prison.

The court also sentenced 21 others to life in prison in absentia.

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