Egyptian blogger convicted of insulting president

By REUTERS
June 3, 2013 21:01




CAIRO - A high-profile Egyptian blogger and activist was sentenced to six months in jail on Monday for insulting gyptian President Mohamed Morsi, in what campaigners said was the first major conviction in a legal crackdown on critics.

More than 100 of Ahmed Douma's supporters filled the courtroom in a Cairo suburb and chanted slogans against the Islamist president during the hearing.

"It's clear that the government is trying to threaten activists with these cases," one of his lawyers, Ali Soliman, told Reuters.


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