Egypt sentences 23 pro-democracy protesters to 3 years

October 26, 2014 1:43 PM

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Egypt sentences 23 pro-democracy protesters to 3 years

An Egyptian court sentenced 23 pro-democracy activists to three years in jail each, following international calls to free the "prisoners of conscience".

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced 23 pro-democracy activists on Sunday (Oct 26) to three years in prison each for holding an unlicenced protest, after international calls to free the defendants. The rights activists include Yara Sallam and Sanaa Seif, described by Amnesty International as "prisoner...

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