Egypt court to rule on Morsi supporters' appeal in June

An Egyptian court on Monday set June 28 as a date for delivering a verdict into an appeal by 77 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi against their three-year prison sentences

An Egyptian court on Monday set June 28 as a date for delivering a verdict into an appeal by 77 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi against their three-year prison sentences

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Monday set June 28 as a date for delivering a verdict into an appeal by 77 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi against their three-year prison sentences, a judicial source said.

The defendants were jailed for three years on charges of involvement in violence that erupted in central Cairo's Ramses Square on August 16, two days after the violent dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-in.

Hundreds of pro-Morsi demonstrators were killed when security forces violently cleared their protest camps in Cairo.

Meanwhile, a central Cairo court on Monday adjourned until May 12 the trial of eight members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement from which Morsi hails, on violence charges.

Another eastern Cairo court postponed until May 19 the trial of 162 Brotherhood members on similar charges.

Egyptian authorities have arrested thousands of supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood group since the army unseated the democratically elected president last July.

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