Egypt's Appeal Court (Photo: Ahram)
Egypt's top appeals court has sentenced 35 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to between five and 15 years in jail over charges related to violence in 2013, in a final ruling that rejects the defendants' appeal, a judicial source said.
The case dates back to violence that followed the dispersal by security forces of two Cairo sit-ins supporting ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in August 2013, weeks after his overthrow following mass protests.
The defendants were charged with setting fire to a police station in Giza and assaulting security forces.
The Court of Cassation on Thursday rejected an appeal from the defendants who had been found guilty by a lower court, and upheld the sentences.
Egypt banned the Brotherhood and designated it a terrorist organisation in 2013. Most of the group's leaders, including former president Morsi, are in jail on terror-related charges.