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Egypt: Further information: Jail sentences for peaceful protest

, Index number: MDE 12/033/2014

Leading activist Alaa Abd El Fattah and 24 other men were sentenced on 11 June to 15 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 Egyptian pounds (US$13,900) for taking part in a peaceful protest. Alaa Abd El Fattah, Wael Mahmoud Mohamed Metwally and Mohamed Abdul Rahman were arrested on arrival at the court. They are prisoners of conscience.

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