101 Morsi supporters get 3 years in jail for rioting

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Jul 2014

Over 100 jailed, with 17 acquitted, on charges of rioting when supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi protested in Nile Delta's Damietta

Mohamed Morsi
Supports of the deposed President Mohamed Morsi (Photo: Mai Shaheen)
A court in Nile Delta's Damietta city has sentenced 101 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison on charges of illegal gathering and rioting.
Another 17 were acquitted, judicial sources told Ahram Online.
Last week, 50 Morsi supporters in the Egypt's second city of Alexandria were sentenced to five years on the same charges.
Similar sentences against supporters of Morsi and his now banned Muslim Brotherhood have become common since the Islamist president's ouster last July and the government began to crack down on both Islamist and secular protesters.
Over 200 people, including the Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and other Morsi supporters, have received death sentences for an array of charges linked to the violence after Morsi's ouster.
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