Brotherhood sentenced 10 years, Sohag trial adjourned to July 3-4

CAIRO: Sohag Criminal Court adjourned the trial of 119 Muslim Brotherhood members to July 3 and 4 to listen to the rest of the eye witnesses’ testimonies.

The defendants are accused of burning Mar Girguis Church in Sohag; defendants number one to 92 were accused of crowding, committing terrorism, using knives, destroying Cinema Opera, and destroying shops.

The Court listened to the testimony of three eye witnesses, one of which was an ambulance driver who transported 16 injured people and two dead bodies. He told the court that Brotherhood protesters smashed his ambulance and he witnessed them smashing shops in the surrounding area.

The two other witnesses said that Brotherhood protesters destroyed Cinema Opera in Sohag. The defendants were also accused of killing 15 citizens, attempting to murder three using fire guns and knives and stealing a police officer’s weapons and armor from Sohag Security Directorate.

Damanhur Criminal Court in Beheira ruled that 13 Brotherhood leaders are sentenced to 10 years in prison and rigorous imprisonment for inciting for violence and assaulting citizens.

Among the defendants are former Parliamentary Abdul Hamid Saad Shukr and Brotherhood leader Hassan Abdel Ghany.

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