Surf Taiwan News, Browse the World »
Egypt sentences 20 Islamist students for rioting
Egyptian court sentences 20 students from Islamist university for rioting during 2013 rally
By MARIAM RIZK
Associated Press
2014-05-24 09:01 PM

CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian official says a Cairo court has convicted 20 students from an Islamist university for rioting during a protest last year in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, also an Islamist.

The official says 19 of the students -- all from Cairo's Al-Azhar University -- were sentenced to five years in prison each. Another defendant got three years.

The official says the 19 were also fined $2,860 each for property damages. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk to media.

Al-Azhar students have been rallying almost daily to denounce the military's ouster of Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood group, and the current military-backed authorities in Egypt.

Several students have been killed during the protests, which often descend into clashes with security forces.

HOME |  WORLD |  Politics |  Business |  Sports |  Lifestyle |  TAIWAN |  Technology |  Health |  SUPPLEMENT |  Society |  OPINION
  • Taiwan News  ©  2014 All Rights Reserved.