3 pro MB sentenced to 3 years in jail for inciting riots in Cairo’s Maadi
Muslim Brotherhood supporters during a protest - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Thursday three members of the Muslim Brotherhood group to three years in prison for inciting riots in Cairo’s upscale district of Maadi in 2013, Youm7 reported.

In the same case, the court also sentenced in absentia 4 others to five years in jail.

The convicts face numerous charges including illegal assembly, destroying public and private utilities, inciting violence and harming national security in Maadi following the deadly dispersal of pro- Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins at Rabaa and Nahda squares in August 2013.

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters were convicted in violence-related charges after the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following a military-backed mass protest against his regime.

Morsi himself, along with prominent Muslim Brotherhood leaders have been sentenced to death in several cases.

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