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Egypt sentences 102 Morsi supporters to 10 years in prison

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An Egyptian court on Saturday in Cairo sentenced 102 supporters of President Mohamed Morsi to 10 years in prison over violence during protests in July 2013.

The Cairo Criminal Court also sentenced two others to seven years in prison for using violence in last July’s protests in the Cairo district of al-Daher.

One citizen was killed and some private property damaged during the protests.

The trial came after nearly 700 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, were sentenced to death on Monday.

This sparked off an international outcry and raised questions over the independence of Egypt’s judiciary system.

Since the military ouster of Morsi, the first democratically-elected President in Egypt, in July last year, hundreds of protesters have been killed and thousands of others arrested during nationwide protests.(Xinhua/NAN)

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