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Activist sentenced in absentia; outspoken figures referred to military prosecution

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Prosecution referred Wednesday a complaint against 12 activists, politicians and journalists to the military prosecution, the same day activist Asmaa Mahfouz received a one-year prison sentence in absentia. Both cases were filed by civilians, a practice used under the Hosni Mubarak-regime to crack down on dissent without a direct confrontation. The …


Military Court acquits 40 June 28 protesters

CAIRO: The Military court acquitted on Wednesday 40 protesters arrested on June 28 during clashes with police forces, after 50 days of detention in military prison. The court also suspended six-month prison sentences handed down to Hassan Mahmoud and Karim Sayed, who were arrested in downtown Cairo on Aug. 2 from two different places and …


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