Egyptian journalist Alexandrani sentenced to 10 years in prison

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An Egyptian military court sentenced on Tuesday Egyptian journalist and researcher Ismail Alexandrani to ten years in prison for spreading false news and joining a banned group, according to Ahram Online.

Alexandrani, a prominent journalist and an expert on militant groups in the North Sinai, was arrested after arriving at Hurghada airport from Germany in December 2015.

He was referred to a military trial for a number of charges including spreading false news and joining a banned group, in reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.

This is a first degree military court ruling that can be appealed within 60 days of its ratification.

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