12 Morsi supporters given 17 years in prison

Prosecutors accused the 12 defendants of attempted trespassing, attacking public properties, assaulting civil servants and arms possessions.

12 Morsi supporters given 17 years in prison

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.

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