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Egyptian courts release 21 pro-Morsi female supporters

Updated: 2013-12-09 07:20
By Agencies in Cairo, Egypt ( China Daily)

Egyptian appeals courts ordered the release on Saturday of 21 women and girls jailed over an Islamist opposition protest, after reducing harsh sentences that had sparked outrage.

To chants of "God is greatest" from supporters in an Alexandria courtroom, the 14 women were ordered freed after receiving one-year suspended sentences.

The girls, whose case was heard in a separate court, were put on three months' probation after having initially been sentenced to juvenile detention.

Egyptian courts release 21 pro-Morsi female supporters

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