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Egypt sentences activist Sanaa Seif to 18 months in prison

Seif, who had been in pretrial detention since June, was convicted Wednesday of spreading false news and misusing social media.

Egypt has sentenced prominent activist Sanaa Seif to 1½ years in prison, her sister said Wednesday, in what Amnesty International called a “travesty of justice.”

According to a tweet from Mona Seif, the Cairo Criminal Court convicted her sister of "spreading false news related to the COVID-19 pandemic," "using a Facebook account to terrorize people” and insulting a police officer. 

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