Court Acquits 169 Mursi Supporters

An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 169 supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi who were arrested during violent confrontations in Cairo’s Bab al-Sharia district in August.

The defendants were accused of “illegal gathering, breaking curfew, disrupting public peace and rioting” following the crackdown on the protest camps set up in support of Mursi last year.

Mursi was overthrown by the army in July in response to mass demonstrations against his rule.

The Egyptian security forces dispersed the protest camps set in Rabaa and Nahdaa Squares on August 14. Hundreds were killed.

Source : Aswat Masriya