Pro-Morsi protesters sentenced to 17 years
An Egyptian court sentenced 12 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to 17 years in prison for taking part in a violent student-led protest, Aljazeera reported.
The official MENA news agency reported that the protesters were convicted of attacking the headquarters of the Islamic Al-Azhar institution during the protest.
Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement said on its website all those sentenced were students at Al-Azhar's university.
The men were arrested after protesters in October tried to storm Al-Azhar's head office, which supported the military's overthrow of Morsi.
The men will be allowed to post 64,000 Egyptian pounds ($9,300) bail while they appeal the sentences.
More than 1,000 people, most of them Morsi's supporters, have been killed in clashes with police since he was removed in July.
Thousands have been arrested, with many going to trial.
Morsi himself is on trial.
He is to stand trial with 14 other defendants, including former presidential aides and senior Muslim Brotherhood members.