Egypt jails 40 Mursi backers for church fires

Dozens of churches and church properties were attacked across Egypt after a violent dispersal of two protest camps in Cairo set up by Mursi supporters.

An Egyptian court sentenced 40 backers of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to up to 15 years in jail Thursday for violence including torching churches, a judicial source said.

Followers of Mursi have been the target of a relentless crackdown by the authorities since he was deposed in July 2013 by ex-army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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