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Egyptian Activist Sentenced to Jail for Life

An Egyptian court sentenced prominent activist Ahmed Douma to life in prison on Wednesday, judicial sources said, part of a sustained crackdown on Islamist and liberal government opponents. Douma, a leading figure in the pro-democracy revolt that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, was convicted of rioting, inciting violence and attacking security forces in late 2011. The court also sentenced 229 others to life in jail in absentia for the same charges, and 39 juveniles received 10-year...

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