155 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to jail
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have held frequent protests since Morsi was overthrown. (AFP/File)
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Over 100 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to jail on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Of the 155 sentenced, 54 were given life sentences in a case related to violence in the Nile Delta province of Mansour last year.
Others were sentenced to prison for 3-10 years. According to Reuters, those sentenced were charged with instigating violence and chaos and for being members of a banned group.
Police fired tear gas at demonstrators who were gathered outside the courthouse.
The Egyptian government has cracked down on members of the Muslim Brotherhood since Mohammad Morsi was overthrown. The government has labeled the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and sentenced hundreds of individuals to death.