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75 Muslim Brotherhood members jailed in Egypt

Seventy-five members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt were on Monday sentenced to jail terms ranging from five years to life on various charges, including inciting violence and attacking public property.



Cairo: Seventy-five members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt were on Monday sentenced to jail terms ranging from five years to life on various charges, including inciting violence and attacking public property.

The Mansoura Criminal Court sentenced 24 to life in prison in absentia, while 35 others got five years in prison.

Eight defendants got 10 years in prison and three others got 15 years in prison.

Three were sentenced to seven years in prison and two others were sentenced to three years in prison.

The defendants were charged with torching four cars belonging to policemen and judges, being members of a terrorist group, inciting violence and attacking citizens and public institutions.

Thousands of pro-Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood members have been rounded up and put on trial since the army deposed the Islamist leader in 2013 following massive street protests against his rule.

In March last year, 529 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death for killing a police officer last year.

Morsi himself is currently in prison over charges of killing peaceful protesters, espionage, escaping from prison during the January 25 Revolution in 2011, insulting the judiciary.

He was also charged with spying and handing documents of national security to foreign intelligence.

He has not been sentenced in any case so far.  

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