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Africa North
Egypt Acquits Anti-Morsi Bloggers of Inciting Violence
2013-07-08
[An Nahar] An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted 12 activists opposed to ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi of charges they incited violence against members of his Moslem Brüderbund, a judicial source said.

Among those cleared of the allegations were prominent bloggers Ahmed Douma, who had been released on Saturday ahead the verdict, and Alaa Abdelfattah and Nawara Nagm, the source told Agence La Belle France Presse.

They had been accused of "inciting violence" during festivities in March near the Cairo headquarters of Morsi's Brotherhood that the health ministry said injured 160 people.

Douma was sentenced in June to six months in prison after being found guilty of insulting Morsi by describing him as a "criminal who escaped justice."
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