News

Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah sentenced 15 years to prison

Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah sentenced 15 years to prison
Prominent Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah
Prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah sentenced 15 years to prison for breaking protest law. Photo By Aaron T.Rose\DNE File

CAIRO, June 11 (Aswat Masriya) Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others were sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison on charges of violating the protest law on Wednesday.

Abdel Fattah is accused of protesting without permit and attacking and resisting the authorities among other crimes.

The defendants were arrested after the authorities dispersed a demonstration denouncing military trials for civilians and the protest law outside the Shura Council on November 26.

Investigations have revealed that Abdel Fattah, who was released in March, attacked a police officer, withdrew his Walkie-Talkie and helped other defendants escape, the court said.

A protest law passed towards the end of last year obliges demonstrators to inform the authorities of their intention to assemble three days prior to their scheduled events.

Egypt's President Sisi visits victims of brutal sexual assault
Egypt's President Sisi Condemns Tahrir Square Sexual Assault

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

The Egyptian Museum Makes it to UNESCO World Heritage Sites’ Tentative List

Egyptian Streets9 April 2021

Egyptologist Zahi Hawass Announces Discovery of Lost ‘Golden’ City in Luxor

Egyptian Streets8 April 2021

Egyptian Oranges Hit Japanese Shores

Olivia Mustafa7 April 2021

Kinshasa Talks on Ethiopian Dam End With No Progress: FM Shoukry

Egyptian Streets7 April 2021

Three Egyptian Men Referred to Criminal Trial for North Coast Rape

Egyptian Streets5 April 2021

How to Watch Live: Egypt’s Historic Pharaohs’ Golden Parade

Egyptian Streets3 April 2021

Egypt to Claim $1 Billion in Compensation for Suez Canal Blockage

Olivia Mustafa2 April 2021

Public Prosecution to Appeal Court Ruling to Release 4 Accused Fairmont Rapists

Egyptian Streets30 March 2021