CAIRO – 16 October 2017: A military court in Assuit sentenced on Monday 21 outlawed Muslim Brotherhood members to five to seven years in prison over charges of violent incidents in police stations in Assuit, while three were acquitted.
The decision was made because they were found guilty of participating in burning police stations and other governmental buildings in Malawy and Der Mewas.
The Public Prosecution referred the case to the military court in Assuit.
The case includes 23 Brotherhood defendants, whereby 15 of them were sentenced to seven years imprisonment and five others to five years, while the other three were acquitted.
During the past period, several terrorist attacks targeted churches in Egypt and caused several human casualties. On May 26, an armed group opened fire on a bus carrying more than 50 Christians in Minya, killing 29 and injuring many others, including children.