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Appeal date set for sentenced activists

Appeal date set for sentenced activists

Egyptian prominent activicts Mohamed Adel stands in the accused dock during his trial on December 22, 2013, in Cairo. An Egyptian court sentenced three activists, Mohamed Adel, Ahmed Maher (unseen), the founder of the April 6 youth movement that led the revolt against former president Hosni Mubarak, and Ahmed Douma (unseen), all accused of spearheading the 2011 uprising against 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.  (AFP PHOTO/STR)

Egyptian prominent activicts Mohamed Adel stands in the accused dock during his trial on December 22, 2013, in Cairo.
(AFP PHOTO/STR)

The appeal date for the three prominent activists, sentenced to prison earlier this week has been set to 8 …

After activists’ sentencing, US concerned for freedom of assembly in Egypt

After activists’ sentencing, US concerned for freedom of assembly in Egypt

Egyptian activicts Mohamed Adel (L), Ahmed Douma (C) and Ahmed Maher (R) stand in the accused dock during their trial on December 22, 2013 in the capital Cairo. An Egyptian court 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.  (AFP PHOTO/STR)

Egyptian activicts Mohamed Adel (L), Ahmed Douma (C) and Ahmed Maher (R) stand in the accused dock during their trial on December 22, 2013 in Cairo.
(AFP PHOTO/STR)

Verdicts issued for prominent activists were criticised by the US which said …

Essam Atta remembered, two years on

Essam Atta remembered, two years on

A group of about two dozen demonstrators gathered outside the Syndicate of Journalists in Downtown on Monday afternoon in remembrance of Essam Atta and to protest military trials for civilians.  Atta, 23, was killed in prison two years ago last week after being brutally tortured by security officers. (Photo by Aaron T. Rose)

A group of about two dozen demonstrators gathered outside the Syndicate of Journalists in Downtown on Monday afternoon in remembrance of Essam Atta and to protest military trials for civilians. Atta, 23, was killed in prison two years ago last