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Minya Criminal Court sentences 15 MB members to 10 years prison

Thu, Dec. 28, 2017
CAIRO – 28 December 2017: Egypt's Minya Criminal Court sentenced 15 Muslim Brotherhood members to 10 years in intensive prison on charges of sabotage, inciting violence, rioting and calling for protest.

The Public Prosecutor referred the defendants to trial on charges of belonging to a terrorist group established contrary to the provisions of the law, inciting to demonstrate, and causing injury to a number of security forces in Minya city, following the dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins in August 2013.

On August 14, 2013, security forces dispersed the Muslim Brotherhood sit-in in Nasr City’s Rabaa al-Adawiya, along with another sit-in in Nahda Square, Giza.

The Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in was primarily forged by former Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president Mohamed Morsi supporters and sympathizers in support of his legitimacy.

Damage to the surrounding area as a result of the sit-in and its dispersal amounted to LE 50 million ($2.8 million).
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