World Bulletin/News Desk
An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohamed Mursi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow, judicial sources said.
More than 50 people were killed in the Oct. 6 protests called by Mursi supporters. Judge Hazem Hashad acquitted six people in the case. They faced charged including unlawful assembly and thuggery.
The army-backed authorities have banned the Muslim Brotherhood and driven it underground, killing hundreds of its supporters in the weeks after Mursi was toppled and arresting thousands more.
In another case, a court in southern Egypt sentenced 529 Mursi supporters to death last month. The ruling has drawn criticism from rights groups and Western governments.Last Mod: 16 Nisan 2014, 16:07