Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Jailed For 5 Years

February 23, 2015 2:45 PM

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A Cairo criminal court has sentenced prominent Egyptian blogger, Alaa Abdel Fattah, to five years in jail for violating a controversial law that bans unlicensed protests.

Another activist, Ahmed Abdul Rahman, was also sentenced to five years on Monday. Eighteen other people were given three years, and several tried in absentia got 15 years.

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