Egypt Islamist jailed for a year

April 13, 2014 - 12:43:06 am
Protesters from the ‘6th of April’ group and other opposition activists chant slogans on bicycles as they take part in what they called a “Freedom marathon’’, calling for the release of activists in detention, in Cairo yesterday.

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced a hardline Islamist former presidential hopeful to one year in prison yesterday for insulting the court, state news agency MENA reported.

Salafist preacher Hazem Salah Abu Ismail is on trial for fraud in a case related to presidential elections in 2012.

Abu Ismail interrupted his court-appointed attorney during yesterday’s session and told the judge, “I don’t feel like I am before a court.” He was sentenced to a year in prison in January after making a similar statement.

REUTERS

 

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