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  5/15/2014, Iyar 15, 5774

Egypt: 79 Morsi Supporters Given Jail Terms

An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced 79 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi to jail terms of between five and 10 years over their involvement in deadly clashes, judicial sources said, according to AFP.

The defendants were convicted for participating in clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents that killed 12 people in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria last July, after the military overthrew the Islamist president.