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Egyptian court rejects appeal of 3 activists facing more prison time
Egyptian court rejects appeal of 3 activists facing more prison time

An Egyptian court on Tuesday turned down an appeal by three well-known activists facing three years in prison after being convicted of organizing an unauthorized protest and assaulting security personnel. Ahmed Maher, founder of the April 6 Youth Movement, fellow member Mohammed Adel and longtime activist Ahmed Douma were sentenced in December 2013 and have already spent a year in prison. They also were fined about $7,000 each and face probation for three years after serving their time. The protest law, which was passed by the interim government after the July 2013 ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, stipulates that demonstrations must be authorized by the police in advance....

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