Egypt court adjourns appeal by revolution activists

Ahram Online , Monday 10 Feb 2014

Appeal by April 6 Youth Movement founder Ahmed Maher and prominent activists Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma will be heard on 10 March

Activists in jail
Political activists Ahmed Maher (R), Ahmed Douma (C) and Mohamed Adel, founder of 6 April movement, look on from behind bars in Abdeen court in Cairo, December 22, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

The appeal hearing of three prominent secular activists has been adjourned until 10 March, judicial sources said on Monday.

April 6 Youth Movement founder Ahmed Maher, leading member Mohamed Adel and longtime activist Ahmed Douma were sentenced in December to three years in jail and fined LE50,000 each for organising illegal protests and assaulting police officers in November.

They are leading symbols of the popular revolt that deposed president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Their appeal has been delayed several times over the past few months.

Their conviction fuelled fears among activists and human rights organisations of a broadening crackdown on dissent by the country's interim authorities.

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