Egypt court upholds sentence against activist

*Egypt’s highest appeals court on Saturday upheld a 15-year-sentence against one of the leading activists behind the country’s 2011 uprising, for his conviction of taking part of clashes between protesters and security forces later that year.*

The Court of Cassation also confirmed a fine of $372,000, against Ahmed Douma, a secular activist over the same violence-related charges.

Douma was one of 230 people sentenced in 2015 by the Cairo Criminal Court to life in prison.

All defendants were …

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