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Egypt sentences 64 to prison over islands protests

An Egyptian defense lawyer says a Cairo court has sentenced 64 activists to two years in prison for taking part in anti-government protests last month. Mohammed Abdel-Aziz says that of the 64, 31 were sentenced in absentia. The sentences were issued Saturday. They were convicted of breaking a 2013 law that effectively bans street protests and disrupting traffic. Nearly 300 people have been arrested and charged for taking part in demonstrations on April 15 and 25 against Egypt's...

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