One of the best known faces of Egypt’s 2011 revolution has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Cairo court. Alaa Abdel Fattah, a blogger, democracy activist and outspoken critic of the regime, was imprisoned for breaching a controversial law banning protests without official permission. Fiona Symon talks to Heba Saleh about the case and what it says about the state of human rights in Egypt.

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