EGYPT SENTENCES 133 MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MEMBERS TO HARSH JAIL TERMS

An Egyptian court sentenced 133 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, between 10 and 15 years in prison, over violence charges, state-run MENA news agency reported, on Monday.

The Zagazig criminal court issued the verdicts in three separate cases, according to MENA.

The defendants were charged of inciting violence, riot and attacking police and army installations, in Egypt’s Delta Province of Sharqiya.

Eighteen defendants were acquitted, after found not guilty.

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters and leaders, including ousted president, Mohammed Morsi, have received verdicts varied from death sentences to prison terms, over violence and murder charges.

Following Morsi’s removal by the army, in 2013, angry Brotherhood members and supporters, launched several attacks on government institutions, and churches of the Coptic minority, nationwide.

Since Morsi’s ouster, Egypt has been facing a rising wave of terrorism, that left hundreds of police and military men dead, mostly claimed by a Sinai-based militant group, loyal to the Daesh regional terrorist group.-

Source: NAM News Network