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Court sentences 23 defendants to life in jail in al-Nahda Square sit-in dispersal case

Tuesday 09/January/2018 - 01:19 PM
Sada El Balad
Basant Ahmed
Giza Criminal Court sentenced on Tuesday 23 defendants to life in jail and sentenced 223 others to 15 years in prison with hard labour over al-Nahda Square sit-in dispersal case.

the court also sentenced 22 others to three years in jail and acquitted 109 others in the same case.
The defendants face charges of inciting violence، assaulting people، blocking roads and targeting public and private property.

They also face charges of assaulting police and army personnel as well as seizing weapons in order to spread chaos. 

After the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi in the aftermath of June 30، 2013 revolution، which saw mass protests across the nation demanding his removal، MB staged a sit-in at al-Nahda Square to demand his return.

The Egyptian army and police have been carrying out an ongoing military campaign against terrorist groups affiliated to MB in Sinai، after they had claimed responsibility for several attacks targeting Egyptian military and police personnel، as retaliation for his ouster.

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