18 pro-Morsi Egyptian protesters get 3 years in prison

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 Sep 2014

The Nile Delta defendants were charged in connection to protests held to denounce last August's bloody dispersal of the Rabaa protest camp in Cairo

A court in the Nile Delta city of Kafr Al-Sheikh sentenced 18 alleged supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison for rioting and inciting violence, reported Reuters' affiliated Egyptian news website Aswat Masriya.
The sentenced were apprehended during protests in Kafr Al-Sheikh on 14 August 2013 as part of demonstrations against the deadly dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo that occurred the same day and left hundreds dead.
Nationwide pro-Morsi protests erupted after the dispersals, many of them attacking police stations, government institutions and – especially in Upper Egypt – churches.
Hundreds of arrested protesters were jailed by courts across the country, some receiving death sentences in hurried mass trials that drew international condemnation.
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