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Appeals court reduces sentence of Islamist female protesters

Fourteen female protesters previously sentenced to 11 years and one month in prison will be released after an Alexandria appeals court reduced their sentence to one suspended year

El-Sayed Gamal Eldeen , Saturday 7 Dec 2013
Egyptian women supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi
Egyptian women supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi stand inside the defendants' cage in a courtroom in Alexandria, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (Photo: AP)
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An Alexandria appeals court reduced the sentence of 14 female Islamist protesters previously slammed with over 11 years in jail to a suspended sentence of one year. 

Earlier in November, a criminal court sentenced the 14 female protesters to 11 years and one month in jail for destruction of private property, attacking security forces and stirring violence, and ordered that the seven female minors, also participating in these activities, be placed in a detention centre until they reach the age of majority.

The appeals court has acquitted the seven minor girls, ages 15 to 17.  

The harsh jail sentences handed down to these female protesters, particularly the minors, sparked outrage in the country. In addition to the strongly worded statements released by human rights organizations and political groups, several protests were organized in solidarity with the young women.

The 21 female protesters were arrested in late October during clashes with residents following a demonstration calling for the reinstatement of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Authorities accused the demonstrators of inciting violence, blocking roads and damaging storefronts.

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Allen
08-12-2013 01:27am
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What a joke!!!!!
No point arresting hoodlums if they walk out scot free Was the Judge a Morsi puppet apointee?? At least these mindless girls have a criminal record and the now know what to expect when they take orders from the MB.
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edith howard
07-12-2013 08:08pm
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keep you eye on them
These "innocent " ' ladies'are: sisters,wives/cousins,nieces,girl friends of MB/Salafi supporters. They broke the law as they had not got permission to protest which is NOW a must like in Europe and the USA.Exactly the same conditions for being allowed to hold Protests. They not only broke the law but incited others to do so and to commit violence ,destruction and noise. They mus be kept under surveillance for OUR protection Thanks for your attention
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George Nino
07-12-2013 07:05pm
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You are damn wrong
Medo: They were protesting repression, political tyranny, military rule, murder of innocent people, the usurpation of the will of the people, the overthrow of a legitimate democratic government at the hands of a military junta, the corruption of the justice system and rampant graft, nepotism, and other forms of corruption. It is Sisis, Adly Mansour and other criminals who ought to be behind bars or stand before a firing squad.
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medo
07-12-2013 04:24pm
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LOL!
And that is justice??? They should have been locked up!! End of story! Maybe not for 11 years.... but they should have served time. We are seeing the same violence every friday now... we need to be tough in order to move on! If these people want to cause chaos every week... man or woman... they need to be prepared to pay the price
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Linda S. Heard
07-12-2013 10:08pm
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A mockery of the law
Cute young girls with flowers - Is that why they were given a joke of a suspended sentence? I still remember how they giggled and joked the first time they were in court. They have no respect for the law and should have been sentenced in accordance with their crimes.
Khalid
07-12-2013 07:12pm
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Dear mado, what would happend if Morsy allowed the same Police to kill,arrest and torture the prosters who had been prosteing whole one year against Morsy ? Why you feel pain now when people using fundamental rights of free assembly,free spech...? You oppressive tactis cannot keep the voices quiet against the tyrants.
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