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Egypt: Ahmed Douma sentence withdrawn

May 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm

The Egyptian Court of Cassation withdrew a three-year prison sentence issued over two years ago against political activist Ahmed Douma, issuing a ruling for a re-trial.

In December 2014, the Criminal Court in Cairo sentenced Douma to three years in prison and a fine of approximately $550 after finding him guilty of insulting the head of the court that was looking into charging him in another case.

Douma is currently serving a life sentence after he, along with others, was found guilty in the case known as the “Cabinet clashes in December 2011”.

A prominent activist in the January 25 Revolution that toppled President Hussein Mubarak, Douma was held in solitary confinement for over 1,200 days.