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Egypt courts jail 87 pro-Mursi protesters

Published on Jan 9, 2014 9:47 PM

CAIRO (AFP) - Courts on Thursday jailed 87 supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Mursi to three years for taking part in unauthorised and violent protests, judicial sources said.

One Cairo misdemeanour court condemned 63 supporters of the Islamist to three years in prison and fined them 50,000 Egyptian pounds (S$9,100) over protests in November, the officials said.

They can post bail of 5,000 pounds to stay out of jail until an appeal hearing.

The government installed by the military after Mursi's ouster passed a law in November banning all but police-sanctioned protests, amid a crackdown on Islamists that has killed more than 1,000 people in street clashes.

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