Egypt court sentences Alaa Abdel Fatah to five years in jail

An Egyptian court sentenced prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to five years in jail. (File photo: AFP)

An Egyptian court sentenced prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to five years in jail on Monday for violating a law that seeks to curtail demonstrations - legislation branded repressive by rights groups.

The court erupted into chants of "Down, down with military rule!" after the verdict was read out.

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