From the web: “Egypt: Politician and human rights lawyer sentenced to year in prison for BBC interview”

The Mokattam Misdemeanour Court in Egypt today sentenced Zyad el-Elaimy, a human rights lawyer, former MP and one of the leaders of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, to one year in prison and a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds (around US$1,270) for “spreading false news with an intent to spread

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