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Egypt: 15 Morsi supporters jailed for police station attack

last update: January 27, 19:25

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Cairo, 27 January (AKI) - An appeals court on Monday sentenced 15 activists from the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement to 11 years in prison for attacking a police station, Al-Ahram Online reported.

The defendants had been acquitted by a lower court for storming a police station in south Cairo's Basateen district on 4 November.

The attack coincided with the start of former president Mohammed Morsi's trial for the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.

Morsi, who was deposed by Egypt's army in July following mass protests against his rule, belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The country has been gripped by a wave of violence since his ouster.

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