Egypt court jails Islamist politician for assaulting policeman

Essam Sultan, deputy leader for Wasat party jailed for one year for verbal and physical assault of policeman.

Egypt court jails Islamist politician for assaulting policeman
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 A Cairo criminal court on Monday slapped an Islamist politician with a one-year jail term for assaulting a policeman, a judicial source has said.

The court jailed Essam Sultan, deputy leader of the moderate Al-Wasat Party, for one year for "verbally and physically assaulting a policeman during a trial session," the source told The Anadolu Agency.

The court verdict is subject to appeal.

Sultan is currently serving out a one-year jail sentence for "offending" Egypt's judiciary.

Sultan, a supporter of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, is standing trial on violence-related charges, which he insists are politically-driven.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Aralık 2014, 21:14
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