Egyptian court sends prominent activist Ahmed Douma to jail for life

February 4, 2015 12:48 PM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced prominent liberal activist Ahmed Douma to life in prison on Wednesday, judicial sources said, part of a sustained crackdown on government opponents.

Douma, a leading figure in the pro-democracy revolt that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, was convicted of rioting, inciting violence and attacking security forces in late 2011.

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