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Prominent Egypt leftwing activist goes on trial

A leftwing activist who played a prominent role in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak stands trial on Sunday amid a crackdown on protests by Egypt's new military-installed regime. Alaa Abdel Fattah, who also opposed Mubarak's deposed Islamist successor Mohamed Morsi, is charged with taking part in an unauthorised and violent protest along with 24 co-defendants. His trial is set to begin as another court resumes the trial of Morsi, ousted by the military in July, on charges of involvement in the killing of opposition activists during his single year in power.

Egypt policemen sentenced to 10 years for blogger death

Two Egyptian policemen were sentenced to 10 years in jail Monday for the killing of a blogger, whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The two were sentenced following a retrial for the manslaughter and torture of Khaled Said in June 2010, when they had unlawfully arrested him at an Internet cafe in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. The two police, Mahmoud Salah Mahmoud and Awad Ismail Suleiman, had initially been sentenced to seven years in October 2011 for excessive brutality.

Egypt policemen sentenced to 10 years for blogger death

Two Egyptian policemen were sentenced to 10 years in jail Monday for the killing of a blogger, whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The two were sentenced following a retrial for the manslaughter and torture of Khaled Said in June 2010, when they had unlawfully arrested him at an Internet cafe in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. The two police, Mahmoud Salah Mahmoud and Awad Ismail Suleiman, had initially been sentenced to seven years in October 2011 for excessive brutality.

Egypt court acquits police as Morsi goes back on trial

An Egyptian court acquitted six police on Saturday of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, as his now deposed Islamist successor Mohamed Morsi went back on trial. The acquittal of the six officers on charges of killing 83 protesters outside police stations in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, came as a Cairo court resumed the trial of Morsi on charges of plotting violence during the revolt.

Egypt will not return to Mubarak days: presidential aide

An aide to Egypt's interim president said Tuesday the country will never return to the corruption and authoritarianism of dictator Hosni Mubarak, deposed in a popular uprising in 2011. Mustaf Hegazy, speaking to foreign journalists in Cairo, said: "There is no room for extremism, fascism, corruption and autocracy to return. "There is no room for manifestations of Egypt before January 25 and June 30 to return," he added. That was a reference to the date three years ago this week when the uprising erupted that forced Mubarak to stand down just 18 days later.

Egypt court jails anti-Mubarak activists for 3 years

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak to three years in jail for organising an unlicensed protest, judicial sources said. It was the first such verdict against non-Islamist protesters since the overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in July, and was seen by rights groups as part of a widening crackdown on demonstrations by military-installed authorities.

Egypt court jails anti-Mubarak activists for 3 years

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak to three years in jail for organising an unlicensed protest, judicial sources said. It was the first such verdict against non-Islamist protesters since the overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in July, and was seen by rights groups as part of a widening crackdown on demonstrations by military-installed authorities.

Egypt court jails anti-Mubarak activists for 3 years

An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced three activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak to three years in jail for organising an unlicensed protest, judicial sources said. The court order is the first such verdict against non-Islamist protesters since the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi in July. Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel were also found guilty of rioting and assaulting security forces during an unauthorised protest held last month, the sources said.

Egypt court jails anti-Mubarak activists for 3 years

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak to three years in jail for organising an unauthorised protest, judicial sources said. The ruling is the first such verdict handed down against non-Islamist protesters since the ouster in July of president Mohamed Morsi, Mubarak's successor. ht-jds/srm

Egypt court acquits ex-PM, Mubarak sons of corruption

An Egyptian court has acquitted Ahmed Shafiq, a former prime minister and presidential candidate, and two sons of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak, of corruption charges. Shafiq fled to the United Arab Emirates shortly after he narrowly lost to the Islamist Mohamed Morsi in a 2012 presidential election, a year before Morsi's overthrow by the military. He faces another corruption trial, as do Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal, and has not publicly said whether he would return and run in elections this year if acquitted of all charges.
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