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Egyptian kangaroo court confirms 20-year-prison sentence on Morsi

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On October 29, an Egyptian kangaroo court sentenced two Muslim Brotherhood supporters to life in prison and 16 others to 15 years in jail for an alleged violent assault on a Cairo neighborhood in 2013 after the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi.

Reuters news agency reported since deposing Morsi, the authorities have held mass trials for thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters, with hundreds receiving death sentences or lengthy prison terms.

The agency said that the 104 defendants in October 29 case were part of a pro-Brotherhood march held two days after sit-ins supporting the group. The march was violently dispersed leaving hundreds dead.

The defendants were tried on a range of charges that included murder, assault, joining an armed gang, resisting arrest, damaging public and private property, and possession of firearms.

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