Prominent activist behind Egypt's 2011 uprising sentenced to 15 years

  • by: HAMZA HENDAWI , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 11, 2014 - 2:35 PM

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Wednesday convicted a prominent activist from the 2011 uprising of organizing an unauthorized protest and assaulting a policeman, sentencing him to 15 years in prison, in the latest blow to liberal activists at a time of rapidly eroding freedoms.

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