Court sentences prominent Egyptian activist to 5 years in prison after retrial

February 23, 2015 8:15 AM

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Court sentences prominent Egyptian activist to 5 years in prison after retrial

In this Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 photo, Egypt’s most prominent activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah takes a moment as he speaks about his late father Ahmed Seif, one of Egypt’s most respected human rights lawyers, during a conference held at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, near Tahrir Square. A court in Egypt has sentenced Abdel-Fattah, an icon of its 2011 revolt to five years in prison after a retrial on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) (The Associated Press)

CAIRO – An Egyptian court sentenced an icon of the country's 2011 revolt to five years in prison Monday, continuing a crackdown on dissent in the country.

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