Egypt journalists jailed 15 days over incitement

Authorities arrested more than 1,200 people after protests in April 2016, with dozens still in detention, according to a group of lawyers who defend activistsEgyptian authorities on Monday ordered the detention of two journalists for 15 days after their arrest on allegations of incitement to protest, a judicial source said. The decision comes a day after police stormed the headquarters of the journalists’ association in central Cairo and arrested Amr Badr and Mahmud el-Sakka. A judicial source on Sunday said the pair had been wanted for alleged incitement to protest in violation of the law.

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