3 September 2013

Egypt: Military Court Sentences 11 to Life for Suez Clashes

Officials said that Egyptian authorities detained more than 60 people associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in less than 24 hours, including ... ( Resource: Egypt Police Arrest Brotherhood Members' Relatives )

Suez’s military court sentenced 11 people to 25 years in prison and 45 others to five years on Tuesday for violent events that took place in August upon the state's dispersal of two sit-ins held by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi.

The court acquitted eight others in what is considered the first military trial since Egypt declared a state of emergency on August 14.

The sixty-four defendants who stood trial on Tuesday were accused of attacking army forces, setting four vehicles on fire and attacking churches in Suez.

They included members of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ultraconservative Gamaa al-Islamiya and supporters of Mursi.

Copyright © 2013 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.