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Activist sentenced in absentia; outspoken figures referred to military prosecution

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Prosecution referred Wednesday a complaint against 12 activists, politicians and journalists to the military prosecution, the same day activist Asmaa Mahfouz received a one-year prison sentence in absentia. Both cases were filed by civilians, a practice used under the Hosni Mubarak-regime to crack down on dissent without a direct confrontation. The …


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