Leading activist behind Egypt uprising among 230 sentenced to life

February 4, 2015 12:15 PM

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Leading activist behind Egypt uprising among 230 sentenced to life

Egyptian Judge Mohammed Nagi Shehata presides over a court hearing in a case against 230 people including Ahmed Douma, one of the leading activists behind the country’s 2011 uprising, in a courtroom of Torah prison, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Shehata found them guilty and sentenced them to life in prison. The judge gained international notoriety for sentencing three Al-Jazeera English journalists to prison and this month he sentenced to death a total of 183 suspected supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Mohammed El-Raaei) (The Associated Press)

Ahmed Douma, one of the leading activists behind Egypt’s 2011 uprising, attends a court hearing in a case against 230 people including Douma, for taking part in clashes between protesters and security forces, in a courtroom of Torah prison, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Judge Mohammed Nagi ...

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