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Egypt court sends 102 Morsi supporters to 10 years in prison

The defendants were arrested last July following a protest in Cairo's Al-Zaher district against the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi

Ahram Online, Saturday 3 May 2014
Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood clash with riot police, 3 January 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Saturday 102 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to 10 years in prison, and two others to seven years, on charges of murder and rioting.

The defendants were arrested last July following a protest in Cairo's Al-Zaher district, after the ouster of Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood.

They were also charged with attempted murder, inciting murder, threatening violence, and sabotaging private and public property.

The protests led to the killing of Ahmed Salah El-Bassiouny, for which the defendants were accused of murder.

Pro-Morsi protesters have refused to acknowledge Egypt's interim authorities and have held near-daily demonstrations in the nine months following the Islamist president’s overthrow, often ending in violent confrontations with police and their political opponents.

Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters, including Morsi himself and the group's top leadership, are currently detained or facing trial on a variety of charges, some of which could lead to the death penalty.

The Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organisation by Egypt's interim government in late 2013.

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Khaled Ibraheem, Mansourah
03-05-2014 03:08pm
Cancer Cells
BH and its fanatical groups are similar to cancer in our body that must be cut out and thrown. They have nothing to do with religion ; but with lust for power and wealth. Those who falsely claim "Islamists" are actually terrorists and common killers.
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03-05-2014 12:56pm
More innocents are being sent to prison while fascists terrorists are getting more power
Wake up Egyptians, Its now or never , I mean its now or next 30 years.
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Amoon, Fayoum
03-05-2014 03:03pm
More Criminals are send to Justice
BH of Kazabeens members who broke the law and opposite people majority wish are finally faced justice and punishment. BH gangs have long history of crimes and assassinations of our leaders. Tahya Misr.

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