Last updated: 27 November, 2013

Egypt jails 14 Brotherhood women for 11-years

An Egyptian court sentenced 14 women members of the Muslim Brotherhood to 11 years in jail Wednesday after convicting them of belonging to a “terrorist organisation,” judicial sources said.

The court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria also sentenced six men, said to be Brotherhood leaders, to 15 years, the sources said, adding that the convicts were immediately transferred to prison.

The men were found guilty of inciting the women to cut key roads in the city during clashes on October 31 between supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, they said.

The prosecutor general’s office had charged that the women fought with knives and thrown rocks during the clashes and disturbed public order.

Seven girls in the same group on trial were sent to a juvenile detention centre until they reach the age of 18, state media said.