An Egyptian military court has handed Sinai-based reporter Ahmed Abu Deraa a suspended sentence of six months in prison.
Abu Deraa is expected to be released from jail soon.
He was arrested 5 September 2013 and accused of taking photographs in areas prohibited to civilians and of being present in a prohibited military area.
Abu Deraa is an award-winning journalist who reports from northern Sinai for leading private daily Al-Masry Al-Youm and private satellite channel OnTV, in addition to other media outlets.
Military trials have stirred public debate recently as amendments to the constitution, temporarily suspended, are being considered. Activists are calling for a law
prohibiting civilians standing before military courts.