A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced three female supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in jail.
They were convicted of using force and possession of weapons in violent events that followed Morsi’s ouster last year, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
The three were charged with challenging the authorities and inciting violence in fighting that took place in Hadaeq El-Qobba in Cairo.
They were also convicted of joining a banned group — the Muslim Brotherhood, which was designated by authorities as a terrorist organisation last year.
The verdict comes in relation to a wave of violence blamed on Islamists to revenge the forceful dispersal of two large sit-ins of Morsi supporters in August 2013.
The government has cracked down hard on Morsi’s group and their loyalists, leaving hundreds killed and thousands in jail.
Source : Ahram online