Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Egypt court jails 42 Mursi backers for up to 15 years  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 28/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) An Egyptian court sentenced 42 supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi yesterday to prison terms ranging from three to 15 years on violence-related charges, a judicial source said.

The verdict was delivered by Said Youssef Sabry, the same judge in the southern city of Minya who last month sentenced to death 529 alleged Islamists in a verdict that triggered international outrage.

Yesterday's sentencing of 42 Mursi supporters come a day before Sabry is expected to issue a verdict on another batch of nearly 700 alleged Islamist defendants for the murder and attempted murder of several policemen last August. Since the army ousted Mursi last July, a government crackdown has killed more than 1,400 people, mostly supporters of the deposed president, and jailed about 15,000. At least 1,000 people have been sentenced since December, all in groups of 10 or more and in often speedy trials.

Mursi himself and the entire top leadership of his Muslim Brotherhood are also facing several trials.

Meanwhile, the court will today pass final judgment on 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death last month, in a case that has provoked outrage among Western governments and rights groups. The preliminary death sentences were issued on March 24 - just two days after the mass trial began - and relate to violence in which a policeman was killed in August in the southern province of Minya. The United States and European Union said they were "appalled" at the ruling. The trial had only one session - a one-hour hearing in which lawyers for the defence were prevented from presenting arguments, and the prosecution offered no evidence, rights groups say.

The court will also issue verdicts on another 683 people accused of violence last year in Minya, including Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood's General Guide, or top leader.

He is charged with crimes including inciting violence that followed the army overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last July. The session could mark the first major verdict against any Brotherhood leader.

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 27 2014 - Saudi lifts up state spending to record in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia will lift state spending to a record in its 2015 budget while covering a deficit with its huge fiscal reserves, The Peninsula Qatar reported.The government's decision is set to ...

 Dec 27 2014 - Flydubai logs record year in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) Flydubai said it had a record year in 2014, having launched 23 new routes and created a network of 89 destinations across the GCC, Europe, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent, Gulf News ...

 Dec 27 2014 - Saudi foreign trade to grow 5.5 percent in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi policies have been 100 percent successful as evidenced by the largest budget in the country's history for 2015, which envisages USD229 billion spending during the new year, Arab News ...

 Dec 27 2014 - UAE- Three arrested for stealing power cables worth Dh66 millionKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Firms urged to guard construction sites with enough security staff Ras Al Khaimah: The Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Police have arrested three Asian men for their involvement in ...

 Dec 27 2014 - Qatar A team clinches 16th GCC Volleyball Championship titleThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The winning Qatar A team's players pose for a group photo along with the officials after defeating Bahrain A team in the final of 16th GCC Beach Volleyball Championship at ...

 Dec 27 2014 - Bahrain- Anti-govt protestThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Shia protesters in Bahrain hold up national flag as they take part in an anti-government demonstration in the village of Jannusan, west of capital Manama, yesterday. The ...

 Dec 27 2014 - Jordan denies IS shot down its warplaneThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Jordan's military yesterday denied claims by the Islamic State group to have shot down one of its warplanes which crashed in Syria, after the pilot was captured by the ...

 Dec 27 2014 - Yemen- Protest in Sana'aThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) People demonstrate against the deployment of armed militia of the Shia Houthi movement in Sana'a yesterday. ...

 Dec 27 2014 - Qatar- Gold loses sheen, to end 2014 on flat noteThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Gold has lost its sheen this year and is all set to end 2014 on a flat note, leaving investors disappointed. Prices are hovering around the same level seen at the beginning ...

 Dec 27 2014 - Qatar to host 19th meeting of GCC Environment MinistersThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar has taken part in the 18th session of GCC ministers in charge of the environment in Kuwait.The Minister of Environment H E Ahmed Amer Mohamed Al Humaidi led Qatar's ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help