Three-year jail terms handed to 16 pro-Morsi supporters
The Heliopolis Misdemeanour Court sentenced on Sunday 16 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison on charges related to an illegal protest in Al-Marghany Street, east of Cairo.
The defendants are accused of rioting, protesting without a permit and obstructing the national referendum on the constitution, which was passed last January.
The court has acquitted another defendant in the case.
Hundreds of protesters, including prominent activists, have been handed hefty jail terms and fines since Egyptian authorities passed a strict protest law last November banning all demonstrations not pre-sanctioned by the police.
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