Cairo juvenile court acquits 4 Azhar students in 2013 rioting case

Ahram Online , Monday 9 Oct 2017

An Egyptian juvenile misdeaneamor court has acquitted 4 Al-Azhar University students on charges of illegally gathering and rioting in front of the university during demonstrations against the overthrow of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

The defendants were also accused by prosecutors of  of vandalizing public property and assault on police officers tasked with securing the university's perimeter.

Al-Azhar University in Cairo witnessed a number of protests and violent incidents calling for Morsi's reinstatement in the aftermath of his removal.

Many student protesters have stood trial and received various sentences in similar cases.

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