Egypt court jails 20 Azhar students, releases Turk

An Egyptian court on Saturday slapped 19 students from Al-Azhar University with five-year jail terms and $2,700 fine each on charges of attacking the office of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in eastern Cairo in December

Egypt court jails 20 Azhar students, releases Turk

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An Egyptian court on Saturday slapped 19 students from Al-Azhar University with five-year jail terms and $2,700 fine each on charges of attacking the office of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in eastern Cairo in December, a judicial source said.

The court also sentenced one more university student to three years in prison and ordered the release of another in the same case, the source told Anadolu Agency.

According to the source, the released student is a Turkish national.

Prosecutors had accused the students of rioting, road blocking, assault and unlicensed protest.

Since the beginning of the academic year last September, Egypt's universities have become epicenters of protest against last summer's ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi.

Many students have been arrested over the protests.

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