World Bulletin / News Desk
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced 12 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to 17 years in prison in connection with last month's violence outside the Al-Azhar headquarters.
Prosecutors accused the defendants of attempting to storm the building, attacking public properties, assaulting civil servants and arms possessions.
The defendants were arrested following clashes during a rally staged by pro-Morsi students on October 30.
Egypt has been in a state of turmoil since the powerful military ousted Morsi in July.
Pro-Morsi demonstrators have been staging almost daily rallies to denounce what they call the "military coup" against the elected leader.Last Mod: 14 Kasım 2013, 11:16