Icons of Egypt's youth protest movement jailed in verdict seen as warning

  • by: MARIAM RIZK , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 22, 2013 - 5:50 PM

CAIRO — An Egyptian court handed down prison sentences to three of the country's most prominent youth activists Sunday in the first use of a controversial new protest law, a harsh warning to the secular groups that supported the military's ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi but have since grown critical of the army-backed government that replaced him.

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