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Egypt court jails pro-Mursi 'rioters' for 3 years

Published on Mar 12, 2014 12:14 AM

CAIRO, March 11, 2014 (AFP) - An Egyptian court jailed 77 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi Tuesday for three years for rioting during deadly clashes in Cairo that killed dozens last August, a judicial source said.

The court also ordered that they report to police regularly for another three years after their release.

The fighting erupted in the days following August 14, when hundreds died in clashes when security forces stormed two sit-ins demanding Mursi's reinstatement after his ouster by the military in July.

The defendants were arrested in central Cairo as they marched toward the Al-Fath mosque in the Ramses area - the site of clashes between Islamist protesters and security forces, state news agency MENA reported.

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