"Revolution" in Egypt Military to Democracy Activists: Support Us or Go to Jail
Egypt’s military dealt a heavy blow to the liberal democracy movement that played a big role in toppling the Mubarak regime back in 2011. Three activist leaders—Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma—were convicted of participating in recent protests and sentenced to three years in prison and fined thousands of dollars. “It is time to shut up, to stay quiet,” the director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information told the New York Times. “There is only one choice — to support the military or to be in jail.”
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