Egyptian activist Yahia Abdel-Hady receives a year-suspended-prison sentence for spreading false news

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Thursday 18 Jan 2024

A Cairo Misdemeanor Court handed over political activist Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hady a year-suspended prison sentence on Thursday for spreading false news online.

Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hady
File photo: Activist Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hady.


Abdel-Hady, one of the founders of the opposition Democratic Civil Movement, was accused by the prosecution of spreading and airing false news, misusing a social media platform, and working with a terrorist organisation.

The veteran political activist stated that he would file an appeal against the court ruling.

Egyptian political activist Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hady received in May a presidential pardon after he was sentenced to four years in prison for intentionally spreading false news about Egypt locally and internationally.

Abdel-Hady gained popularity during the Mubarak era for criticising and standing in court against privatisation policies.

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