Cairo Court sentences 15 to life over ‘2nd Maspiro Incidents’
Maspiro Incidents - (Archive)

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Wednesday 15 to life in prison in the case known in the media as the “Second Maspiro Incidents,” which took place in July 2013, Youm7 reported from court.

The court also sentenced three others to 15 years, and five defendants to 10 years in the same case.

The incident took place July 5, 2013 when clashes erupted between anti- and pro- Muslim Brotherhood camps. Around 30 demonstrators were reportedly killed in violence across the country.

The events came two days after the military-backed ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, where one camp was celebrating his removal, while the other camp was afraid of the return of military rule.

A total of 23 defendants, 17 of them in custody, are charged with unlicensed assembly, premeditated murder, showing of force, attacking public and private establishments, assaulting and threatening citizens, which resulted in disturbing the peace.

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