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Egypt: Activist faces jail sentence on bogus charges

Headline Title:  Egypt: Activist faces jail sentence on bogus charges 17 June 2013 A recent one-year prison sentence handed down against a prominent opposition activist in Egypt is the latest attempt by the government to silence criticism, Amnesty International said today while calling for the conviction to be quashed and for him to be released.On 15 June, an Alexandria appeals court upheld the conviction against Hassan Mostafa for insulting and attacking a public prosecutor but lowered his sentence from two years in prison to one year with labour.Mostafa, who denies the accusations…

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