Cairo — An Egyptian court sentenced 29 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to five years in prison on Tuesday over charges that included rioting and thuggery in demonstrations in Nasr City last year.
The 29 defendants were also fined EGP 100,000 each while one other was sentenced to one year and fined EGP 5,000.
The defendants were also accused of belonging to a terrorist organization, threatening national security, resisting the authorities, protesting without permit and vandalizing public property.
The authorities arrested the defendants in a protest in Nasr City in December.
Egypt's interim government declared the Brotherhood a terrorist organization in December as protests supporting ousted President Mohamed Mursi continued months after his overthrow.