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Breaking: Saudi court sentences Egyptian activist to 5 years in prison, 300 lashes

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 1:05 PM 
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A Saudi Arabian court sentenced detained Egyptian activist Ahmed al-Gizawy to five years in prison and 300 lashes on Tuesday, reported Al-Jazeera.

Gizawy was arrested in April on charges of smuggling illegal drugs into the Kingdom while Egyptian activists argue that the charges were fabricated to punish the lawyer for criticizing the Saudi government and its poor human rights record.

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