Egypt Activist Gets 15-Year Jail Term

In what observers say is a continuing crackdown on dissent, Alla Abdel-Fattah, a prominent Egyptian activist, along with 24 others, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for violating an anti-protest law which human rights groups have called repressive.

Wednesday's sentences are the first against pro-democracy activists since the inauguration of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi (file photo).


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