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Egypt Court Sentences 155 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters To Jail

Riot police stand near a police vehicle after gunmen in a drive-by shooting killed several Egyptian policemen and wounded oth
Riot police stand near a police vehicle after gunmen in a drive-by shooting killed several Egyptian policemen and wounded others during an overnight rally by Islamist students at Al-Azhar University, in Cairo, Egypt, early Monday May, 20, 2014. A statement from an Al-Azhar student movement said the shooting took place after their rally had ended. The attack raises security concerns ahead of presidential elections next week, a vote the country's retired army chief. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

CAIRO, May 21 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 155 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Wednesday and gave 54 of them life sentences, judicial sources said, in a case related to violence in the Nile Delta province of Mansour last August after the army's ouster of President Mohamed Mursi.

Other defendants were sentenced to between three to 10 years in jail. The charges included instigating violence and chaos and membership in a banned group. Police fired tear gas at demonstrators outside the courthouse who were chanting against the verdict.

(Reporting by Maggie Fick; Editing by Michael Georgy)

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