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Mursi supporters jailed for 10 years

More than 100 supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi were yesterday sentenced to 10 years in jail on charges of killing and inciting violence.

The verdicts for the 102 defendants, handed down ahead of a May 26-27 presidential election, relate to deaths that occurred during clashes in Cairo last July between supporters of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood and security forces.

Two other Brotherhood supporters who were defendants in the case received seven-year jail sentences, the sources said.

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