Egypt court sentences 8 Islamists to five years

Monday 09-06-2014 07:00 PM
Egypt court sentences 8 Islamists to five years

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi take part in a protest around the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in Nasr City, a suburb of Cairo June 30, 2013. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem


CAIRO, June 9 (Aswat Masriya) An Egyptian court sentenced on Monday eight alleged supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to five years in prison in relation to violence that erupted last November.

The sentenced were convicted on charges of protesting without prior permission in violation of the protest law, destroying public and private property and resisting the authorities.

They were arrested following clashes outside the High Court in central Cairo, which left five people wounded, during the first trial of ousted President Mohamed Mursi.

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