Cairo activist jailed for seven years

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A leading Egyptian human rights activist, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, was jailed for seven years yesterday for receiving foreign funding without government approval to finance a project aimed at encouraging Egyptians to take part in parliamentary elections.

Human rights activists and Ibrahim’s family claimed the verdict was "politically motivated", and clearly aimed at silencing any opposition to the government of the Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak.”

Guardian Unlimited