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Mirette AbdelMawla sentenced to three years imprisonment

On Thursday 14 July 2016, Boulaq Al Dakrour Felonies Court sentenced WHRD Mirette AbdelMawla and 9 other defendants in absentia to 3 years imprisonment  and a fine of one hundred thousand Egyptian pounds (100,000 EGP) which is approximately amounts to 13,110 USD.

WHRD and Activist Mirette AbdelMawla was charged with participating in a gathering in the purpose of breaking the law, protesting and blocking a public road, spreading rumors that aim to disturb public peace and general security, inciting protest against state institutions, preventing state institutions from conducting their work, and chanting in public and creating havoc under the case number 11646/2016 Boulaq Al Dakrour Felonies headed by judge Ali Mahgoub.

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Ms. AbdelMawla  who is 21 years old was protesting on 25 April 2016 among thousands of protesters who were demonstrating against handing over the sovereignty of  two islands named “Tiran” and “Sanafir” to Saudi Arabia which are located in the Red Sea, where hundreds of protests were arrested on that day and some of them were released  after paying a bail of 100000 EGP.

Ms. AbdelMawla was released on 28 April 2016 from Boulaq Al Dakrour police station after spending three nights there and paying bail of 500 EGP. Ms. AbdelMawla  was active at the Socialist Popular Alliance Party in Cairo and a student activist at Cairo University.

The Egyptian authorities must drop all the charges directed against WHRD and activist Mirette AbdelMawla, and have her acquitted in the appeal of the concerned verdict.

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