Egyptian court jails 119 Mursi supporters

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Posted: Apr 16, 2014 8:06 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohamed Mursi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow, judicial sources said.

More than 50 people were killed in the October 6 protests called by Mursi supporters. Judge Hazem Hashad acquitted six people in the case. They faced charged including unlawful assembly and thuggery.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by John Stonestreet)