Editor’s Choice: In ‘Shura Council’ Retrial, Anguished Cries for Justice

A father of one of the defendants cries after he heard the verdict of his son, Mohamed Samy, who was sentenced to three years in prison, in addition to EGP 100.000 fine in Shura Council retrial held February 23, 2015.

The defendant is the cousin of Gaber Salah (Jika), who was killed in street clashes during the one-year rule of former President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood group.

An Egyptian court sentenced prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah with 19 other defendants to three-five years in jail on Monday for violating a law that seeks to curtail demonstrations – legislation branded repressive by rights groups.