13 May 2013

Egypt: Activist's Trial for Insulting Egypt President Continues

Photo: Ahmed Douma
Political activist, Ahmed Douma.

The second hearing of Ahmed Douma's trial for insulting the Egyptian president and spreading false information will be held on Monday.

Douma, who has pleaded not guilty, was transferred from Damanhour to Cairo on Sunday evening upon an order by the Justice Minister.

A prosecutor has ordered that Douma be detained pending investigations over allegations of spreading false information likely to harm the public interest and slandering Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, describing him as a criminal and outlaw.

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