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11 defendants sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for participating in 11 November protests

Defendants were arrested in the working-class area of Imbaba


The North Giza Court sentenced 11 defendants to five years imprisonment on charges of protesting without a permit on 11 November. According to state-media, the defendants faced charges of protesting without a permit from the Ministry of Interior, as well as possessing flyers considered inciting towards the government.

The accused were arrested in the working-class area of Imbaba.

An online Facebook campaign called the Ghalaba Movement called for protests on 11 November against the regime on the grounds of rejecting the wave of price increases and the deteriorating economic situation. While the protest seemed to gain steam on social media, being shared and viewed thousands of times a day, on the day itself protesters failed to materialise.

State-affiliated media outlets called the protest movement an attempt by the Muslim Brotherhood to spread chaos; however, very little is known of the origin of the call to protest.

Prior to the flotation of the Egyptian pound, the movement had said that price increases should be met with public confrontation.

Several arrests took place in the days leading up to 11 November, whereby several students and suspected Muslim Brotherhood members were arrested.

 

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