Egypt court jails 63 Brotherhood supporters for 3 years

by Reuters
Thursday, 9 January 2014 12:01 GMT

CAIRO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 63 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to three years in jail each on Thursday on charges including rioting, thuggery and weapons possession during protests late last year in Cairo, a judicial source said.

It was the biggest number of Brotherhood supporters sentenced in one case since the army-backed authorities began cracking down on the movement after former President Mohamed Mursi was deposed in July.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Angus MacSwan)