FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2013 file photo, a protester is detained near a Cairo court where supporters of the April 6 youth group gathered to condemn the detention of 24 activists arrested the previous week while taking part in a protest that was not authorized by authorities, in Cairo. Egypt. A defense lawyer said Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 that Egypt’s highest appeal court has upheld the convictions and three-year prison sentences handed down to Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel, three of Egypt’s most prominent political activists for violating a draconian protest law. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar, File) (The Associated Press)
CAIRO – A defense lawyer says Egypt's highest appeal court has upheld the convictions and three-year prison sentences handed down to three prominent activists for violating a draconian law on protests.