EGYPT COURT JAILS 19 STUDENTS FIVE YEARS OVER PRO-BROTHERHOOD VANDALISM

CAIRO, Egypt, An Egyptian court sentenced 19 students to five years in prison, over committing acts of vandalism, in support of the currently outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

The 19 students of the Islamic-oriented Al-Azhar University, belong to the banned group of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, and they have been convicted of storming one of Al-Azhar’s buildings, assaulting its employees, and setting fire on private cars, during pro-Morsi violent protests.

The Giza Criminal Court also sentenced a minor to three years in prison, in the same case.

The verdicts are final, as they conclude the convicts’ retrial, after their appeal was accepted in late 2015.

On Jan 9, the same court handed 268 defendants up to 25-year jail terms, over a violent pro-Morsi sit-in.

Since Morsi’s ouster, Egypt has been suffering terrorist activities that killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers, as well as civilians, with most of them claimed by a Sinai-based terrorist group affiliated with the regional Daesh militant group.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian security forces have killed hundreds of terrorists and arrested thousands of suspects, during the country’s anti-terror war, declared by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief then, following Morsi’s ouster.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK