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Egypt jails 19 Morsi supporters for five years: Sources

Published on May 24, 2014 7:33 PM
 

CAIRO (AFP) - An Egyptian court jailed 19 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for five years on Saturday for storming the offices of the head of the prestigious Al-Azhar Islamic institution, judicial sources said.

The army-installed government has rounded up thousands of Morsi's supporters and tried them in mass hearings since his ouster in July last year.

The defendants were accused of damaging public property, assaulting civil servants, blocking roads and displaying aggression for storming the offices of the head of the Al-Azhar institution in Cairo in November, the sources said.

Each defendant was also fined 20,000 Egyptian pounds (S$3,500).

 
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