Egyptian court acquits 169 Morsi supporters
Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been jailed and sentenced to death since Morsi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
The acquitted were accused of rioting, assembling and disturbing traffic during the aftermath of the violent dispersal of the pro-Morsi Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in in August of last year which left hundreds dead.
Security forces have cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi loyalists following the Islamist president’s ouster last July, with thousands detained, including the Brotherhood’s top leadership, on a variety of charges.