The Ismailia criminal court in Egypt has sentenced more than 70 terror suspects and members of the Muslim Brotherhood to prison for a wide range of terror-related charges.
The court sentenced nine of the defendants to 15 years in prison and 43 others to 10 years. Another 22 were sentenced to three to seven years, and 14 were acquitted. Nearly half of the defendants were tried in absentia.
The defendants were accused of burning police vehicles and attacking a coffee shop. The violence came in response to the dispersal of two mass sit-ins in Cairo in 2013, in which security forces killed hundreds of Brotherhood supporters.
The Muslim Brotherhood was branded as a terrorist group after the military overthrew an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013.