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Egypt sentences 20 Islamist students for rioting

Published: 05.24.14, 20:39 / Israel News

An Egyptian court convicted 20 students from an Islamist university in Cairo on charges of rioting during a protest last year in support of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, sentencing most of them on Saturday to five years in prison, a judicial official said.


The official said 19 of the students -- all from Cairo's Al-Azhar University -- were sentenced to five years in prison each. One defendant got three years while another was acquitted.


The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk to media, said the 19 were also fined $2,860 each for property damages.


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