Female students of Al-Azhar University, and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Mursi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry while gesturing with four fingers in front of the university in Cairo, March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
CAIRO, June 25 (Aswat Masriya) An Egyptian court sentenced nine Azhar University students it said support the Muslim Brotherhood to five years in prison with labor on Wednesday, fining them 100,000 Egyptian pounds each, for riots on campus.
The defendants were accused of stirring chaos, assembling, belonging to a terrorist group whose purpose is to threaten national peace and order, resisting the authorities and vandalizing public property.
A number of universities have seen unrest since the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last year.
Egypt's army toppled Mursi a year ago in response to mass demonstrations against his rule.