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Egyptian Court Sentences Leading Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah to 5 More Years in Prison

HeadlineDec 21, 2021

An emergency court in Egypt has sentenced human rights activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah to an additional five years in prison. The court also handed down four-year sentences to other prominent prisoners: the human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer and the blogger Mohamed Ibrahim, who is known as “Mohamed Oxygen.” All three were charged with “spreading false news undermining national security.” Alaa Abd El-Fattah was a leading figure in the 2011 uprising that led to the fall of Egypt’s longtime U.S.-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak. After headlines, we’ll go to Egypt for the latest.

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