` Court Sentences 102 Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to Ten Years in Prison for Violent Rioting ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – May 03 – An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced 102 defendants it describes as Muslim Brotherhood supporters to 10 years in prison each on charges of violent rioting in a Cairo neighbourhood and possession of weapons.

Egypt’s state news agency said the Saturday ruling puts the defendants under police surveillance for a period of five years after the end of their prison sentences.

Two other defendants were jailed for seven years in the case for two others over charges of violence and rioting last July.

The defendants were found guilty of charges of assaulting private and public property, murdering a citizen and attempting to murder others at al-Dhaher district east of Cairo last July following Morsi’s overthrow.

The ruling is linked to demonstrations staged to protest the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi by the military in July. Morsi’s ouster followed days of mass demonstrations demanding his resignation.

The prosecutors charged the defendants with gathering illegally with intent to inflict material and moral harm to others and public property, which led to one death.

Egypt’s State News Agency – AP – Egyptian News

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