4 sentenced to 5 yrs in Azhar Uni case
Al-Azhar University clashes - YOUM7/Saied rabie

CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Tuesday four alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to five years in jail over violence-related charges committed outside Al Azhar University in 2013, state-owned Al Ahram reported.

The court also sentenced six others to three years in jail. All the convicts are to be under police surveillance for three years after the jail terms are over, per the Tuesday ruling.

The court also fined the convicts 2.1 million EGP ($262,500) to be paid to the Al Azhar University board of council in compensation for the property damaged during the protests.

The convicts face numerous charges including illegal assembly, destroying public and private utilities, inciting violence and harming national security nearby Al Azhar University 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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