Egypt jails 37 anti-coup students for four years

The court also fined each student around $4,250.

Egypt jails 37 anti-coup students for four years

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 37 students who protested against the July 3 military coup to four years in prison and fined each of them nearly $4,250, a judicial source said.

The court accused the students of involvement in violence and staging protests without obtaining permission from the authorities, added the source.

It also ordered the students be placed under supervision for four years after serving their jail terms, the source said.

Twenty-six of the convicted students are already in custody; while 11 others had earlier been released pending trial, according to the source.

Sunday's ruling is subject to appeal.

Scores of anti-coup students have been thrown in jail and handed prison sentences since the army ousted the elected president in July.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Mayıs 2014, 16:09