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Military court sentences 17 Morsi supporters to 5-10 years in jail

Suez military court finds defendants guilty of attacking army personnel and properties in August 2013 riots

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Nov 2014
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The military court acquitted one of the 18 defendants. The rest were handed sentences ranging from five to seven years, and up to 10 years, in jail for rioting and attacking army units during clashes following the forcible dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins in Rabaa Al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares in the capital on 14 August 2013.
Five armoured vehicles were attacked and torched 14-15 August 2013 in Suez.
The prosecution accused defendants of possessing live ammunition and birdshot. The defendants were also found guilty of attacking army units at Al-Arbaeen Square in Suez on 16 August 2013.
The defendants are reportedly members of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiyaa. 
The Muslim Brotherhood was designated a terrorist organisation by the government last December.
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