Report: Egypt court sentences dual US-Egyptian citizen on a hunger strike to life in prison

April 11, 2015 9:54 AM

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Report: Egypt court sentences dual US-Egyptian citizen on a hunger strike to life in prison

An Egyptian policeman guards the courtroom defendant's cage during the verdict hearing in a case rooted in violence that swept the country after the military-led ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Egypt’s official news agency said the court upheld death sentences for 14 people, including the leader of the country’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, and sentenced 37 others to life in prison. US-Egyptian citizen Mohammed Soltan, who has been on hunger strike for more than 14 months as his health deteriorates, is one of the defendants handed a life sentence on Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) (The Associated Press)

Egyptian Judge Mohammed Nagi Shehata arrives to a courtroom to read the verdicts in a case rooted in violence that swept the country after the military-led ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Egypt’s official news agency said the court uphe...

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