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        12/23/2013, Tevet 20, 5774

      Egypt: 3 Anti-Mubarak Activists Given Prison Terms

      An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three activists who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak to three years in jail for organizing an unlicensed protest, AFP reported.

      It was the first such verdict against non-Islamist protesters since the overthrow of president Mohammed Morsi on July 3 and was seen by rights groups as part of a widening crackdown on demonstrations by military-installed authorities.