Egypt sentences 101 more Morsi supporters to prison
Hundreds of pro-Morsi supporters have been sentenced to prison over the past months, with some even receiving life sentences and the dealth penalty (File Archive/AFP)
A court in Nile Delta's Damietta city has sentenced 101 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison on charges of illegal gathering and rioting.
Another 17 were acquitted, judicial sources told Ahram Online.
Last week, 50 Morsi supporters in the Egypt's second city of Alexandria were sentenced to five years on the same charges.
Similar sentences against supporters of Morsi and his now banned Muslim Brotherhood have become common since the Islamist president's ouster last July and the government began to crack down on both Islamist and secular protesters.