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Egypt: Khaled Said trial protesters jailed for two years

Monday 13 January 2014, by siawi3

Ahram Online , Thursday 2 Jan 2014
Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/90663.aspx

Mahinour Hassan El-Siyad
Egyptian activist Mahinour Hassan El-Siyad (Photo: Al-Ahram)

A court in Alexandria has sentenced a group of activists to two years in jail and a LE50,000 fine for organising an unauthorised protest during the Khaled Said trial.

Loai Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Omar Abdel-Aziz Hussein, Islam Mohamed Ahmed, Nasser Abul-Hamed Ibrahim, Hassan Mostafa, Moussa Hussein, Mahinour Hassan El-Siyad and Hassan El-Siyad were convicted of organising an unauthorised protest, blocking the road, assaulting a police officer and destroying a police vehicle on 2 December.

They will appeal the verdict, Revolutionary Socialist activist and human rights lawyer Mahinour El-Masry said via Twitter. Mahinour El-Masry and Hassan Mostafa are prominent leftist activists in Alexandria.

According to reports, the prosecution has ordered the arrest of Mahinour El-Masry, Hassan Mostafa, Moussa Hussein, Mohamed Abdel El-Salem and Hassan El-Siyad.

This is another prosecution of non-Islamist activists under the new protest law.

On 22 December 2013, a Cairo criminal court sentenced April 6 Youth Movement founders Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel, and independent activist Ahmed Douma to three years in jail and a LE50,000 fine for organising an unauthorised protest and attacking security forces outside the Abdeen court in November.