Prominent Egyptian blogger out of jail after Morsi ouster

July 6, 2013 15:56

CAIRO - A prominent Egyptian blogger jailed for insulting deposed President Mohamed Morsi was released from prison on Saturday, state news agency MENA said, but he remained on trial for inciting violence.

Ahmed Douma was sentenced to six months in jail for calling Morsi a criminal and a murderer in media interviews, in a case activists said was part of a crackdown on dissent by Morsi and his Islamist-led government.

Morsi was toppled by the military on Wednesday a year after he became Egypt's first freely elected president, following mass protests against his him amid economic stagnation and fears of a power grab by his Muslim Brotherhood movement.

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