A journalist and nine others were each sentenced to a year’s imprisonment for protesting against a constitutional referendum on Monday, according to judicial sources in Egypt. The 10 defendants were found guilty of attempting to derail the constitutional referendum that was held on January 14 and 15, and disturbing public order.
Journalist Samah Ibrahim was arrested while covering a march by supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the ousted Egyptian president. Since his ousting, government officials have been relentless in suppressing Morsi’s supporters and his Muslim Brotherhood movement. The Brotherhood has been identified as a “terrorist organisation” and participation in its demonstrations is punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment. Source: Daily News Egypt