Egypt jails 2 Syrians for murder

CAIRO (AA) – An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced two Syrian nationals to 25 years in jail each after convicting them of killing six Egyptians, staging protests and rioting following the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July of 2013, a judicial source has said.

The source, who requested anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency that the Cairo Criminal Court convicted the two Syrians of killing six Egyptians, including policemen, in Tahrir Square at the center of the Egyptian capital.

The verdicts can be appealed at a higher court, the source said.

The two Syrians were referred to trial in 2013 after they were accused of shooting at policemen and civilians, killing six people and wounding others.

Morsi was ousted by the Egyptian army in July of 2013 following mass protests against his government.

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