Court sentences 13 Morsi supporters to two years in prison

By Sayed Fathi

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday slapped 13 Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters with two-year jail terms for assault charges.

The verdict, which is appealable, also includes the referral of five minors to a juvenile court, judicial sources said.

The charges relate to clashes between backers and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi outside the Muslim Brotherhood's main headquarters in Moqattam district.

Eighteen people were arrested over the clashes, including seven guards of Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat al-Shater.

Prosecutors accused the defendants of assaulting a number of journalists and a female activist.

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