Egypt: Alaa Abdel Fattah, figure of the 2011 revolution, sentenced to five years in prison

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, in a photo dated September 22, 2014. AP - Nariman El-Mofty

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On Monday, December 20, the State Security Correctional Court found the Egyptian activist guilty of "

disseminating false information

" and "

associating with a terrorist organization

", the Muslim Brotherhood.

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With our correspondent in Cairo,

Alexandre Buccianti

Alaa Abdel Fattah is a figure of the opposition to all Egyptian regimes, from Hosni Mubarak to Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, including Muslim Brother Mohamad Morsi.

Released in 2019 after being arrested in 2013 and then sentenced to five years in prison for "

participating in an illegal demonstration

 ", the one who was a

great figure in the Tahrir Square revolt

was arrested and placed in preventive detention after a few months only.

Alaa Abdel Fattah was found guilty of " 

spreading false information

" and " 

associating with a terrorist organization

", in this case that of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Judgment without appeal

Also in the defendants' box, a human rights lawyer and a journalist were sentenced to four years in prison in the same trial.

According to an Egyptian human rights organization, the trial began two months ago, without the defendants' lawyers being able to obtain a copy of the prosecution file.

The judgments of the state security court are final when they are, as is the case here, pronounced by a state emergency court.

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