19 people were jailed in Egypt by court

Egyptian military court gives prison term to 19 individuals, including childrens

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Demonstrations against President Mohamed Mursi at Tahrir Square in Cairo June 30, 2013.

An Egyptian military court has jailed 19 people, including three children, over protesting the government and allegedly committing violence.

Sixteen of the guilties are sentenced to 10 years each and the children receive three-year sentences each, over the charges of joining demonstrations and assault in Cairo in 2014.

They had staged protests in late February 2014, due to the overthrown Mohammed Morsi, the first freely-elected president of Egypt, in July 2013. 

President Abdel Fattah al Sisi, a former chief in the Egyptian Armed Forces, approved legislation over any person who is charged with committing violations against government to be assigned to the Egyptian military court. 

Mohamed Morsi, the former president of Egypt was in power from June 2012 and July 2013, before he was deposed by a military coup made by current President and former Army General Abdul Fattah el Sisi. The deposed Egyptian president was sentenced to the death penalty in June, 2015, along with 105 others for breaking out of prison in 2011. More than 1,400 people have been killed in the pro-Morsi crackdown.

Furthermore, the Egyptian court has sentenced another 25 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison, and 94 others to 10 to 15-year jail terms, last Thursday.


TRTWorld and agencies