38 MB defendants sentenced in Sohag

SOHAG, Egypt: The Sohag Criminal court sentenced Thursday 28 suspected Muslim Brotherhood members to various prison terms, and 10 others were acquitted.

All defendants faced charges of belonging to terrorist group, rioting, halting public transportation, disturbing the peace, cutting roads and possessing unlicensed weapons.

One was sentenced to life in prison, seven were sentenced 10 years, 13 defendants sentenced to five years, four others sentenced three years, and three were sentenced to spend one year in jail.

All were arrested in clashes following the dispersal of the former President Mohamed Morsi Aug. 14, 2013.

Additional report by Amr Khalaf.

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