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June 4, 2013 8:15 am

Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to 6 Month Jail Term for Insulting Morsi

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Voice of America/Reuters – A high-profile Egyptian blogger and activist was sentenced to six months in jail on Monday for insulting President Mohamed Morsi, in what campaigners said was the first major conviction in a legal crackdown on critics.

More than 100 of Ahmed Douma’s supporters filled the courtroom in a Cairo suburb and chanted slogans against the Islamist president during the hearing.

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