238 "Brotherhood supporters" sentenced from 1 yr up to life

Monday 23-06-2014 03:20 PM

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (back) clash with anti-Mursi protesters, along Qasr Al Nil bridge, which leads to Tahrir Square, in Cairo July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer


CAIRO, June 23 (Aswat Masriya) An Egyptian court convicted on Monday 238 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood for committing acts of violence in the Nile Delta governorate of Dakahlia last summer.

The defendants were given sentences ranging from one year to life imprisonment on charges of killing two people, committing acts of vandalism, cutting the road and assaulting public properties in clashes that followed the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013.  

A wave of violence broke out in Egypt following the military's ouster of Mursi, killing about 1500 people, including his supporters and security personnel.

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