Egypt jails 17 for life over deadly 2014 unrest

A statement then said they were all members of the Brotherhood, which Egypt blacklisted as a "terrorist group" following Morsi's ouster by the army.

A Cairo court on Sunday handed 17 people life sentences over unrest that saw the deaths of three civilians, including a journalist and a teenager, during anti-government protests in 2014.


The court sentenced 16 others to prison terms ranging from seven to 15 years. Fifteen others were acquitted in the verdicts, announced live on state television. Mayada Ashraf, who worked for privately owned newspaper Al-Dustour, was shot in the head while she was covering clashes in Cairo's northern Ein Shams neighbourhood on March 28, 2014. A Coptic Christian woman and a 13-year-old boy were also killed in the unrest. They were all killed as clashes broke out between security forces and supporters of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the army the previous year. The 17 jailed for life were convicted of membership in an illegal organisation - a reference to Morsi's banned Muslim Brotherhood - possession of weapons and holding an illegal gathering.
In 2015, the prosecution ordered the trial of 48 people in connection with the deaths of Ashraf and the two other civilians.
A statement then said they were all members of the Brotherhood, which Egypt blacklisted as a "terrorist group" following Morsi's ouster by the army.
The 2014 protests broke out as then army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced he was running in that year's presidential election.
After four years in office Sisi now looks set to win a second term as Egypt prepares to hold a new presidential election next month.
Sisi's first term has seen him crack down on an Islamist insurgency and other opponents.
The authorities have arrested thousands of Brotherhood leaders and members, including Morsi, since his ouster by the army in 2013.
Hundreds have been sentenced to death, although many have appealed and won retrials.
Morsi had won the country's first free election in 2012, a year after a popular uprising ousted veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak.
But his rule was divisive and millions held protests in Cairo demanding his resignation, prompting the army to overthrow and detain him.

COMMENTS

Name

Accident Adventure Agriculture Airport Animals Army Arson Article automobile Banks belief birds Bureaucracy BUSINESS Calamity celebration charity Child trafficking civic Clash Climate collapse Commerce Communication Corruption Court Crime crimes culture currency Cyber crime Defence Department Development Development And Industry Diplomacy disaster Drugs Earthquake Economy Education Election Electricity Embassy Employment Energy Entertainment Environment Excavation Execution exhibition Explosion export Family Famine Fashion felciation festival Finance fire flood Food/Agriculture food/health Foreigners Forests fraud Freight Fuel FUNERAL Hajj handicapped HANG Health Hiousing History Hotel Human Rights Infotainment int International internationl journalist Judiciary justice Kashmir KIDNAPPING labour Landslide language Lawyers Legislation Leisure lightning literature Local Manifesto Media Migrants Minorities MIRACLE mis mishap mishaps Money Laundering Moon Murder n NAB Narcotics National Nature obituary Petroleum Pilgrims Police POLITICS pollution poverty power Prison prisoners project Properties Protest Railway Religion relion Rescue Rivalry Science Security Sentence Services shemales Sikh Community smoking smuggling Social Social Media Social Welfare Space sports strike Students Suicide Suicide Attack Taxation Technology telecom Terrorism Tourism Trade Trade Union Traditions Training transgender Transport Travel Tyranny Vacancies vehicle vendetaa Visa water Weapons weather wedding woman Women Working class youth
false
ltr
item
South Punjab News : Egypt jails 17 for life over deadly 2014 unrest
Egypt jails 17 for life over deadly 2014 unrest
A statement then said they were all members of the Brotherhood, which Egypt blacklisted as a "terrorist group" following Morsi's ouster by the army.
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0emIMCpI6tw/WoFj2XofC_I/AAAAAAAAyYI/00AuJMofknwqu4HTQyM6xstBWsSYSsS9gCLcBGAs/s320/egypt.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0emIMCpI6tw/WoFj2XofC_I/AAAAAAAAyYI/00AuJMofknwqu4HTQyM6xstBWsSYSsS9gCLcBGAs/s72-c/egypt.jpg
South Punjab News
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/02/egypt-jails-17-for-life-over-deadly.html
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/02/egypt-jails-17-for-life-over-deadly.html
true
949454145819430215
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy