• Egypt jails 78 boys for pro-Morsi protests

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    CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced 78 teenage boys to between two and five years in prison on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) for joining protests demanding the return of the ousted Islamist president, judicial sources said. The authorities have engaged in a crackdown on Mohamed Morsi’s supporters since the army deposed him last year, with hundreds jailed in mass trials the United Nations has described as “unprecedented in recent history”. On Wednesday a court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria sentenced 78 boys aged between 13 and 17 for joining the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood’s rallies in the past three months, a judicial official said.

    AFP

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