Arab world

Prominent Egypt activist Abdel Fattah jailed 15 years

An Egyptian court jailed prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a symbol of the 2011 revolt against Hosni Mubarak, for 15 years for assaulting a policeman during an illegal protest.

Abdel Fattah, on bail since March, was arrested along with two co-defendants immediately after the ruling as they waited to be allowed to enter the makeshift court at a Cairo police academy.

Egypt Sentences 683 More 'Brotherhood Supporters' to Death

A total of 683 people, including the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, were sentenced to death at a mass trial in Egypt.

Charges against them were over an raid on a police station in August last year which took the life on one policeman, according to the BBC.

Only 70 were in custody, while the others were tried in absentia.