[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 people, alleged to be members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], to three and a half years each in prison. The accused were imprisoned in connection with protests last November against the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. They were found guilty of several charges [Reuters report], including attacking security forces and "thuggery." Among those sentenced was Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed El-Beltagy, who...

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