Egypt annuls 10 year in jail verdict for 113 civilians

(MENAFN) Egypt's Supreme Court annulled ten-year jail terms which had been handed to 113 individuals who were convicted of "carrying out violent acts" in the country's coastal city of Alexandria in 2013, judicial sources have reported.

"Cairo's Court of Cassation has approved an appeal against a ten-year jail sentence for 113 anti-regime Egyptians," the source said.

In April 2017, Alexandria's Criminal Court sentenced 113 defendants, along with 13 others in absentia, to ten years in prison charging them with "committing violent acts in Alexandria" following the dismantling of sit-ins of Rabaa Al-Adawiyya and Al-Nahda Squares in 2013.

Following the overturn, the case is expected to be transferred to a new judicial circuit for retrial. Defendants still have the chance to appeal against the second ruling.


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