102 Muslim Brotherhood supporters jailed for 10 years

Updated - November 16, 2021 06:59 pm IST

Published - May 03, 2014 04:27 pm IST - CAIRO

An Egyptian criminal court on Saturday 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 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.

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.

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