Egypt upholds Islamist ex-presidential candidate's jail term: sources

April 14, 2015 10:07 AM

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Egypt upholds Islamist ex-presidential candidate's jail term: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's highest civilian court on Tuesday upheld a seven-year jail term for an Islamist politician and ex-presidential candidate convicted of falsifying official documents, his lawyer and judicial sources said.

Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, a hardline Salafist Islamist, was one of many political figures arrested by the military after freely elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi was toppled in 2013 following mass protests against his rule.

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