CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court, headed by counselor Mohamed Al-Fekki, sentenced 63 pro-Mohamed Morsi supporters to 15 years in prison and five others to 10 years in the trial of Azbakeya clashes that took place during the 40th anniversary of the 6 October victory, Youm7 reported Tuesday.
The court decided in its verdict to put all of the defendants under observation for other five years after spending their sentence in jail.
According to Youm7, the defendants were charged with murder, attempted murder, and rioting with the purpose of disrupting the rule of law, attempting to break into Tahrir Square and attack citizens there, as well as the destruction of public and private property.
Lawyer Mohamed Mahmoued assured during his statement to the court that the defendants don’t belong to any specific political party, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.
He added that they were caught by the residences randomly during the clashes.
Khaled Abd Al-Hamied from Freedom for Brave campaign told the Cairo post Tuesday that on 6 October the clashed took place in two separate districts; Dokki and Ramses.
He added that the number of the defendants jailed in this case is 59 including 4 women who were tried in absentia and sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined 20,000 EGP (U.S. $ 27,697) each.
Abd Al-Hamied said that 5 minor defendants, aged between 15 to 17 years old, were sentenced to10 years in prison and were fined 20,000 EGP each.