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Alexandria court sentences activist Mahienour El-Masry, 8 others to 2 yrs in prison
A group of activists were convicted of organising an unauthorised protest, blocking the road, assaulting a police officer and destroying a police vehicle on 2 December
Ahram Online, Tuesday 20 May 2014
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Egyptian activist Mahinour Hassan El-Siyad
Egyptian activist Mahinour El-Masry (Photo: Al-Ahram)

A court in Alexandria has upheld Tuesday an earlier verdict sending a group of activists to two years in jail and fining them LE50,000 for organising an unauthorised protest during the Khaled Said murder retrial.

Mahienour El-Masry, Loai Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Omar Abdel-Aziz Hussein, Islam Mohamed Ahmed, Nasser Abul-Hamed Ibrahim, Hassan Mostafa, Moussa Hussein, and Hassan El-Siyad were convicted of organising an unauthorised protest, blocking the road, assaulting a police officer and destroying a police vehicle on 2 December.

The initial verdict was issued in January, appealed in Feburary, where the court upheld the decision. However, some of the defendants were sentenced in abstentia, and they appealed the verdict for the second time.

This is another prosecution of non-Islamist activists under the 2013 controversial protest law.

On 22 December 2013, a Cairo criminal court sentenced April 6 Youth Movement founders Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel, and independent activist Ahmed Douma to three years in jail and a LE50,000 fine for organising an unauthorised protest and attacking security forces outside the Abdeen court in November.





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Kareem Hana, Alex
20-05-2014 05:38pm
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Civil Disobedience
She is not activist; but terrorist. She and her group blocked public passage in streets and destroyed public properties. I lived in USA and similar crime happened and was punished by 10 years. It is serious offence to attack police in USA.
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Farhan
20-05-2014 08:18pm
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Stop lying , Civil disobedience happened in Bundy Ranch where thousands of people with guns
Thousands of people armed with thousands of guns not only protested government authority , they also fought off the government workers who came there to control the situation, no body was even arrested.
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Amr
20-05-2014 05:04pm
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Misogynist fascist terrorists hate anyone who tries to help the poor. Such elitist terrorists want to impoverish anyone not part of their Wahabi-supported military cult.
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