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Egyptian journalist gets year in prison for 'opposing constitution'

Female journalist working for a Muslim Brotherhood newspaper is sentenced to a year in prison after being arrested at an anti-constitution rally in January

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Mar 2014
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An Egyptian misdemeanour court sentenced a journalist who had worked for the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice newspaper to a year in prison with hard labour for disturbing the peace and "opposing the constitution."

Samah Ibrahim was apprehended by security forces while covering a rally by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi who were demonstrating against the constitution during a referendum in January.

She was among nine people arrested at the rally.

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