Prison sentence of 23 Muslim Brotherhood members in Gharbia revoked
Cassation Court

CAIRO: A total of 23 alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood will be retried after their four-year prison term was revoked by the Cassation Court Monday, Youm7 reported.

The case dates back to Sept. 11, 2013 in Gharbia, the Delta, over clashes that spread throughout Egypt after the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

The defendants face charges of possessing Molotov cocktails, blocking public roads and disrupting transportation, sabotaging private and public properties, protesting for a “terror-related purpose,” and resisting the authorities.

Tanta Criminal Court had sentenced them and fined them 10,000 EGP each.

Their defense team said the criminal court relied only on the investigations of the Homeland Security as damming evidence.

Thousands of people affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested in 2013-2015 over similar charges.

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