Judges behind Egyptian girls' jailing celebrated coup

Photographs of the judges who sentenced 14 Egyptian girls to 11 years in prison for protesting against the coup show them celebrating the toppling of ex-president Morsi.

Judges behind Egyptian girls' jailing celebrated coup

World Bulletin / News Desk

Outcry continues to sweep across Egypt after 14 of the 21 young girls who were arrested for protesting against the coup which ousted the elected president Mohamed Morsi on July 3 were given 11-year jail terms after being charged with belonging to an illegal group.

Meanwhile, photographs of the judges who sentenced the girls celebrating the coup have become viral on the internet.

The Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood to which the ousted president belonged, immediately condemned the sentencing of the 14 girls, who as well as belonging to a banned group, were also charged with unauthorized protesting, spreading discord, illegal propaganda and ‘terrorism.’

The anti-coup National Coalition for the Defense of Legitimacy also accused the authorities of cracking down on pro-democracy movements, killing innocent people and now imprisoning girls in the spring of their youth.

Egypt’s Jamaat ul Islamiyya has also condemned the verdict, saying the girls are just being used to scare the people.

The 7 girls who avoided sentencing due to being under the age of 18 have been sent to rehabilitation centers.

Last Mod: 28 Kasım 2013, 15:31
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