Egyptian activist jailed for five years

February 23, 2015 12:08 PM

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Egyptian activist jailed for five years

An Egyptian court sentenced prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to five years in jail on Monday for violating a law that seeks to curtail demonstrations, legislation branded repressive by rights groups.

The court erupted into chants of “Down, down with military rule” after the verdict was read out.

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