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Egypt court upholds 6-month sentence for activists Ahmed Douma, Mohamed Adel

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 19 Mar 2016
Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel
File Photo: Political activists Ahmed Douma (R) and Mohamed Adel, founder of 6 April movement, look on from behind bars in Abdeen court in Cairo, December 22, 2013 (Reuters)
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A Maadi court on Saturday upheld a six-month prison sentence for two well-known political activists, Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel, for assaulting police officers assigned to a court in Maadi in 2013, while they were on trial in another case.

The misdemeanour court rejected an appeal by Douma, a well-known political activist, and Mohamed Adel, one of the founders of the now-banned 6 April Youth Movement, against the charges.

The men committed the assaults while they were on trial for holding unauthorised protests, a jailable offence under a law passed in 2013. They are currently serving three-year sentences for those convictions, and were also fined EGP 50,000 (approx. $5,600). They have exhausted their appeals in that case.

In February 2015, Douma and 229 other defendants were sentenced to 25 years in prison and fined EGP 17 million (US$2.2 million) collectively for involvement in the December 2011 cabinet clashes.

That verdict can still be appealed.

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