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Egypt Court Upholds Jailing of Prominent Pro-democracy Activists

An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld the jailing of three leading figures of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising, tightening a crackdown on secular activists opposed to the army-backed government   Last December, a court handed out three-year jail sentences to liberal activists Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel, for protesting without permission and assaulting the police.   The verdict was the first under a law passed by the government in November that requires police...

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