Islamist women and girls receive heavy prison sentences for Egypt protests

By Maggie Michael, Sarah el Deeb, November 28, 2013

CAIRO — Nearly two dozen Islamist women and girls, some as young as 15, were handed heavy prison sentences for protesting in a court ruling Wednesday that came a day after police beat and terrorized prominent female activists in a crackdown on secular demonstrators under a tough new anti-protest law.

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