×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: ML | Egypt

Egypt Sentences 101 Protesters to 5 Years in Prison

Sunday, 15 May 2016 07:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say two Cairo courts have convicted and sentenced to five years in jail a total of 101 protesters for taking part in peaceful, anti-government demonstrations last month.

The officials on Sunday said the 101 were convicted of breaking a disputed 2013 law that effectively bans street protests. Of the 101, 79 were also fined 100,000 pounds (about $10,000) each.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The sentences were passed late Saturday, hours after another Cairo court sentenced 51 protesters to two years in jail for their part in last month's demonstrations, which were called to protest Egypt's decision to hand over control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia as part of a demarcation deal.

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


MiddleEast
Egyptian officials say two Cairo courts have convicted and sentenced to five years in jail a total of 101 protesters for taking part in peaceful, anti-government demonstrations last month.The officials on Sunday said the 101 were convicted of breaking a disputed 2013 law...
ML,Egypt
130
2016-53-15
Sunday, 15 May 2016 07:53 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved