23 Muslim Brotherhood Members Get Jail Terms in 2013 Case

Youssra El-SharkawyCairo
23 Muslim Brotherhood Members Get Jail Terms in 2013 Case

An Egyptian court today sentenced 23 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to stiff prison terms, including life sentence to 15 for committing violent acts here against the Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's ouster in 2013.

Fifteen defendants were jailed for life while three were sentenced to five years in prison. Five others were sentenced to ten years in prison in the same case.

The defendants were charged of killing, attacking public and private properties, showing force, attacking citizens and disturbing public peace.

Each defendants was will also pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds (about USD 1,900).

The incident took place in July 5, 2013, two days after ouster of Morsi following massive protests against his rule, as his supporters clashed with security forces in different parts of the country.

The Egyptian government has been cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood supporters since the ouster of Morsi, which left thousands in jail, and hundreds facing trials on different charges.

Morsi himself and the Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohamed Badie and 100 other leaders were sentenced in June to death for escaping from prison in 2011.

Badie and Morsi were also sentenced to life in prison in the espionage case.

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