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Court upholds verdicts against 44 MBs in storming Samalut police station case

CAIRO – 13 September 2018: The Minya Criminal Court upheld Wednesday the verdict sentence against 44 convicts in the case of storming Samalut police station, in which 3 members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) received a death sentence, life to 41 others.
The court scheduled a re-trial for 30 others in the same case on November 13, in order to hear the defense of the defendants.
On September 15, 2015, Minya Criminal Court sentenced 8 MBs to death, life to 77, 10-15 years in prison to 29, while acquitted 5 others.
Following the fall of former MB president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, MB-affiliate protesters committed several crimes regarding rioting, sabotage and terrorizing the citizens. They stormed police stations, killed peaceful protesters, murdered police officers and soldiers, scorched churches and governmental buildings, which led to several penalties against their supporters reached death penalty.
Violence erupted in Egypt in August 2013 after security forces broke up two intemperate sit-ins of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo; the province of Minya, around 150 miles from the Egyptian capital, witnessed a three-day clash as a mob of angry Morsi supporters stormed a police station in Samalut.
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