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Egypt court upholds prison sentence and fines for seven in islands protest case

Ahram Online , Monday 10 Oct 2016
Red sea islands protests "Reuters"
A file photo of a protest in April against the Egyptian Saudi deal concerning the two Red Sea islands (Photo: Reuters)
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A Giza criminal court upheld a 5-year prison sentence and fines of EGP 100,000 each for seven people convicted in absentia of illegal protesting on 25 April against the Egyptian-Saudi maritime border demarcation agreement which transferred sovereignty over two Red Sea islands to Riyadh. 

The defendants' lawyer Tarek Al-Awady said on his official Twitter account that he would appeal the court's ruling.

In May, an appeal court overturned five-year jail sentences for a group of 47 people who were among dozens arrested during demonstrations against the islands accord, but upheld EGP 100,000 fines against the defendants.
 

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