EGYPT: ‘ CRIMINAL COURT CONVICTS 41 SUPPORTERS OF MOHAMMED MORSI ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT:Dec.18 – A criminal court in the south of Egypt has convicted 41 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi for rioting in August 2013.

The court ruled that all of the convicted individuals had either ordered or participated in the unrest which was precipitated by the violent dispersal of two sit in demonstrations on August 14 of that year.

The sentences handed down ranged from one to 15 years.

The court also opted to acquit 60 defendants in the case.

The case is only one of dozens of legal proceedings initiated against members of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

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