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102 Morsi supporters sentenced to 10 years in prison

Cairo: An Egyptian court today sentenced 102 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to 10 years in prison, and two others to seven years, on charges of murder and rioting.The defendants were arrested in

PTI [ Updated: May 03, 2014 17:32 IST ]
102 morsi supporters sentenced to 10 years in prison
102 morsi supporters sentenced to 10 years in prison

Cairo: An Egyptian court today sentenced 102 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to 10 years in prison, and two others to seven years, on charges of murder and rioting.


The defendants were arrested in July last year following a protest in a district in Cairo after the powerful army ousted Morsi, who belongs to the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

They were charged with attempted murder, inciting murder, rioting, threatening violence, and sabotaging private and public property, ahramonline reported.  

The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced 102 supporters of Morsi to 10 years in prison and two others to seven years, in the latest mass sentencing raising fears of tension ahead of the crucial Presidential elections later this month.  

The army-installed interim government has rounded up thousands of Morsi supporters, including most of the Brotherhood's top leaders, and put them on mass trials since overthrowing him in July.

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