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Egypt court upholds sentence against released activist

31 December 2018 5:06 PM
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Egypt court upholds sentence against released activist

An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday upheld a two-year prison sentence against a rights activist over charges including "spreading false news", her lawyer and a court official said.

The court also fined Amal Fathi, who was released three days previously in another case, 10 000 Egyptian pounds ($560).

Her lawyer Ramadan Mohamed said Sunday her appeal had been rejected and that she would now serve jail time.

The 34-year-old was arrested in May over a video she posted online, criticising sexual harassment in Egypt and alleging that guards at a bank had sexually harassed her.

She had been conditionally released on Thursday after being detained in another case with charges including "membership of a terrorist group".


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