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Turk among 21 students facing trial over Egypt protest
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Al-Azhar University students, who are members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, shout slogans against the military and Interior Ministry as army soldiers stop them from marching towards the Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo in this October 28, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Files
Al-Azhar University students, who are members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, shout slogans against the military and Interior Ministry as army soldiers stop them from marching towards the Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo in this October 28, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Files
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CAIRO: An Egyptian court was to try 21 Islamist university students Sunday, including a Turkish man, after a violent protest outside the prestigious Al-Azhar religious institution, prosecution officials said.

The students at Al-Azhar University in Cairo are accused of attacking the headquarters of the Sunni Muslim authority in a November protest.

A court has already sentenced 12 Islamist demonstrators to 17 years in jail for attacking the headquarters during another protest.

Universities have become a key battleground for students who oppose the military's overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

More than 1,000 people have been killed and thousands arrested in a police crackdown on Morsi's Islamist supporters since his ouster.

 
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