5 January 2014

Egypt: Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Receives One Year Suspended Sentence

Photo: Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua
An anti-government protester waves Egyptian flag outside the high court (file photo).

Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and others, including his sister Mona, were given a suspended sentence of one year in prison on Sunday on charges of "assembling".

The Giza court acquitted Abdel Fattah and his sister from allegations that they raided defeated presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq's campaign headquarters and setting it on fire though.

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