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Egypt court jails 42 Morsi backers for up to 15 years

Published on Apr 27, 2014 8:20 PM
 

CAIRO (AFP) - An Egyptian court sentenced 42 supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi on Sunday to prison terms ranging from three to 15 years on violence-related charges, a judicial source said.

The verdict was delivered by Said Youssef Sabry, the same judge in the southern city of Minya who last month sentenced to death 529 alleged Islamists in a verdict that triggered international outrage.

Sunday's sentencing of 42 Morsi supporters come a day before Judge Sabry is expected to issue a verdict on another batch of nearly 700 alleged Islamist defendants for the murder and attempted murder of several policemen last August.

Since the army ousted Morsi last July, a government crackdown has killed more than 1,400 people, mostly supporters of the deposed president, and jailed about 15,000.

 
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