Al-Waily Misdemeanor Court in Cairo sentenced on Sunday 12 students to 4 years imprisonment and a fine of EGP 100,000.
The Ain Shams University students, including two female students, were detained for protesting and calling for the return of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi last March, reported state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram.
The charges against them were protesting without a permit, inciting riots, illegal assembly, destroying public and private property, and joining a banned group.
Numerous clashes have taken place between students protesting the ousting of president Mohamed Morsi and security forces. According to the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, security forces killed at least 16 students inside university campuses over the past academic year. Security forces have also detained hundreds of students throughout the year.