Egyptian Courts Jail 40 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters For Attacking Coptic Christians and Burning Churches in 2013…

Coptic ChristiansEGYPT – An Egyptian court sentenced 40 backers of ousted president Mohammed Mursi to up to 15 years in jail Thursday for violence including torching churches, a judicial source said.

Followers of Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood movement have been the target of a relentless crackdown by the authorities since he was deposed in July 2013 by ex-army chief and current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The criminal court in Assiut in southern Egypt sentenced two defendants to 15 years each, while the others were given jail terms ranging from one year to 10, the source said.

They were accused of taking part in acts of violence in Assiut last year during which five churches, several police stations and a number of shops were set on fire. There were no reported casualties.

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The court acquitted 61 others standing trial in the same case, the source said.

Violent clashes erupted across Egypt on August 14, 2013, as news spread across the country of a violent dispersal by the police and army of two protest camps in Cairo set up by Mursi supporters.

Dozens of churches and church properties were attacked across Egypt after the bloodshed, in response to perceived Coptic Christian support for Mursi’s ouster.

The crackdown since then has left at least 1,400 people dead and more than 15,000 imprisoned.

The ex-president and many top leaders of his now-banned Muslim Brotherhood are themselves in jail and on trial in cases in which they face the death penalty if convicted. (read more)

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9 Responses to Egyptian Courts Jail 40 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters For Attacking Coptic Christians and Burning Churches in 2013…

  1. Pingback: Egyptian Courts Jail 40 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters For Attacking Coptic Christians and Burning Churches in 2013… | RINO Blog Watch

  2. Sentient says:

    In case there was any doubt that Al Sisi is better than Morsi.

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  3. taqiyyologist says:

    Cruz/al Sisi 2016!

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  4. 15,000 Muslims imprisoned – now there’s an idea whose time has come!

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    It’s a start but I’m not sure how much of a part ‘attacking Coptic Christians’ played versus ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ in the convictions. I’m not complaining – it’s a start but again I’m betting that ongoing foreign sentiment for the centuries-old Coptics-in-Egypt plight played a large part too. If you remember I was posting on this subject at this time last year when the Egyptian government was burning down Coptic churches in Alexandria and Cairo – new year, different scapegoat. Maybe next year…

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  6. realitycheck says:

    Funny how many forget that El-Sisi is a follower of Islam as well … maybe not ALL Islamic people are to be hated?

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