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Egypt activists to stand trial for protesting without permission-judicial source

Source: Reuters - Thu, 5 Dec 2013 09:25 AM
Author: Reuters
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CAIRO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor referred three political activists to trial on Thursday on charges including protesting without permission, a judicial source said.

It was the first case of activists being charged under the provisions of a new law criticised for stifling the right to protest.

The activists charged on Thursday include Ahmed Maher, founder of the April 6 movement that helped ignite the historic 2011 uprising against former President Hosni Mubarak, and Ahmed Douma, another prominent dissident.

They are also charged with assaulting police. (Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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