Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

18 May 2014

Egypt: Sobhi Saleh and Other Brotherhood Leaders Sentenced

Alexandria — An Egyptian court has backed the sentencing of five Muslim Brotherhood leaders to three years in prison with labor on Sunday over violent clashes in Sedi Gaber last year.

Sobhi Saleh is among the five defendants who were sentenced.

The court also reduced the sentence of five Brotherhood supporters to two years with labor and sentenced 56 others to one year only.

Sixty-six defendants had been sentenced over clashes that happened in Alexandria's Sedi Gaber on August 30.

They were charged with possessing weapons and murder among other crimes.

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