Hundreds of revolutionary activists marched through Cairo on 23 December in protest at the long jail terms handed down to Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma. The three activists, who played a leading role in the revolution of 2011, are prominent figures in the 6 April Youth Movement, one of the few groups beyond the Muslim Brotherhood to challenge the military crackdown since July 2013.
They were sentenced to 3 years in prison for violating new laws which restrict public protests and fined LE50,000 each.
What you can do:
- Use our toolkit for campaign materials
- Rush protests condemning the persecution of activists and calling for the release of all political prisoners to the Egyptian Embassy in your country
- Sign our online statement condemning the crackdown which will be handed in on 25 January 2014
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