Egypt court releases 20 Morsi supporters
By Naglaa Fathi, Thursday, March 13, 2014
GHARBIYA, Egypt – A criminal court in the southern Egyptian province of Minya on Thursday ordered the release of 20 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over charges of staging "unlicensed" protests.
The court also remanded ten more Morsi supporters in custody for 15 days on charges of breaking into and torching a police station in Minya in mid-August following the violent dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo.
Meanwhile, prosecutors in the Nile Delta province of Gharbiya ordered the release of four Morsi supporters who were accused of staging a protest without permission.
The authorities have launched an all-out crackdown on the ousted president's supporters and the members of his Muslim Brotherhood movement following his ouster on July 3 by the military.
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