This Article is From Apr 29, 2015

69 Egypt Islamists Get Life Terms For Torching Church

Cairo: Egypt jailed 69 Islamists for life today for torching a church near Cairo in August 2013 during a crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a judicial official said.

The church was set on fire and a police station was attacked when violence erupted in the town of Kerdasa on August 14 that year, after hundreds of Morsi supporters died in a crackdown on two protest camps in the capital the same day.