South Sudan NEWS PORTAL (JUBA CITY)
Egypt’s top appeals court on Saturday upheld a 15-year prison sentence for a leading figure of the country’s 2011 uprising, AFP reports quoting a judicial source.
Ahmed Douma has been jailed since 2013 on charges of clashing with security forces during a protest in Cairo two years earlier.
He was handed a 25-year prison sentence in 2015, but a court overturned the ruling and ordered a retrial.
In January last year, Douma was sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined six million Egyptian pounds ($372,000).
Saturday’s verdict by the court of cassation upheld that sentence, which “is now final and cannot be appealed”, the judicial source said.
Douma was a leading figure in the 2011 uprising in the North African country that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.
He was arrested in a crackdown following the 2013 military ouster of Mubarak’s successor, Islamist Mohamed Morsi, led by now-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
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