February 4, 2015
by Peter Snyder
An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 230 protesters to life in prison, finding them guilty of taking part in violent clashes between protesters and security forces in Cairo in December 2011. Among those sentenced, was prominent activist Ahmed Douma, who is seen as one of the leading forces behind ...[read more]
January 27, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
Egypt's Court of Cassation upheld convictions and three-year prison sentences of three activists on Monday for violating the country's protest laws. Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel were arrested for breaking a law that bans political gatherings of more than 10 people without prior ...[read more]
September 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
An Egyptian judge on Wednesday ordered prosecutors to investigate three lawyers after they demanded to see their hunger-striking client in court. Three activist lawyers appeared in court to represent their client, Ahmed Douma, an activist who is serving a three-year sentence for protesting. Douma ...[read more]
April 7, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
An Egyptian court of appeals on Monday upheld the jailing of three men who co-founded the April 6 opposition movement which played a large role in the country's 2011 revolution. The ruling has been described as part of a crackdown on those opposed to the military-backed government, and critics ...[read more]
December 22, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced three human rights activists to three years in prison and fined each of them $7,000 USD for violating the country's controversial new anti-protest law. Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohammed Adel were convicted of participating in an illegal protest and ...[read more]
December 5, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Two men who served as revolutionary symbols during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution were referred to trial on Thursday for charges of participating in an illegal protest and allegedly assaulting policemen. The first hearing for the two men, Ahmed Douma and Ahmed Maher, will be held on Sunday. Douma ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Prominent Egyptian blogger and activist Ahmed Douma was arrested Tuesday according to a posted tweet. According to Reuters, Douma has been detained in connection with violence at a protest over the weekend outside a courthouse where activist and leader of the April 6 youth movement Ahmad Maher ...[read more]
July 7, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Egyptian blogger Ahmed Douma, who had been sentenced to six months in prison for insulting ousted president Mohammed Morsi was released on Saturday, according to the state news agency MENA. The prosecution requested Douma's release on Thursday, dropping his charges of publicly insulting Morsi in ...[read more]

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