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Cairo: Court Jails Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Member

Cairo: Court Jails Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Member

Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 - 07:15
REUTERS
Cairo - Asharq Al-Awsat
The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood member Mahmoud Makkawi to 20 years in prison a retrial on charges related to the 2011 unrest outside the Ittihadiya presidential palace.

The Public Prosecution accused Makkawi and others, including former deposed President Mohammed Morsi, of inciting a number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders to kill and torture protesters.

The incidents had left six people dead and 25 others injured.

The Cairo Criminal Court decided to adjourn till January 28 the retrial of 120 defendants in the unrest that took place in the vicinity of the Syndicate of Journalists.

Earlier, the public prosecution had charged the defendants with murder, attempted murder, incitement to protest and violence, as well as deliberately destroying public property and disturbing public order.

Some 15 defendants were sentenced to one year in jail with labor and placed under police surveillance for one year. Some 212 other defendants had received in absentia a ten-year jail term each in the same case.

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