3 February 2014

Egypt: Court Sentences 27 Azhar Students to One Year

Photo: Xinhua/STR
An Egyptian protester hurls stones at riot police during clashes (file photo).

An Egyptian court sentenced 37 Azhar students to one year in prison, with labor, on Monday for violence, vandalism and attacks on security forces in October.

The defendants were charged with assembly, attacking security forces, vandalizing public property and causing injuries, said the state news agency.

The defendants gathered in a Nasr City neighborhood on October 20 to show support for ousted President Mohamed Mursi and denounce the army.

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