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Jailed Islamist Women To Go Free, Egyptian Court Rules

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December 07, 2013 AT 6:53 AM
Fourteen Islamist women jailed for 11 years for demonstrating in Egypt will be released after a court slashed their sentences in a case that had outraged opposition groups and human rights campaigners, judicial sources said. Security forces have tried to crush the Muslim Brotherhood since the army ousted Egypt's first freely elected leader, Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, on July 3. His supporters have staged frequent protests calling for his reinstatement. Protests are a sensitive issue in the country of 85 million people where people power has helped topple two presidents in less than three years.