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Egypt ‘tightens the vice’ on dissent by upholding conviction of three activists

Headline Title:  Egypt ‘tightens the vice’ on dissent by upholding conviction of three activists 07 April 2014 A Cairo appeals court today upheld the conviction of three government critics for taking part in an “unauthorized” protest, a further sign that the Egyptian authorities are tightening the vice on freedom of expression and assembly, Amnesty International said. The defendants, Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel, both activists with the 6 April Youth Movement, and well-known blogger Ahmed Douma, are to serve three years in prison with labour and a 50,000 Egyptian pound (US$7,185)…

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