Egyptian actor says military court sentenced him to 8 years

Egyptian actor says military court sentenced him to 8 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actor known for his criticism of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi‘s government says a military court has sentenced him in absentia to eight years in prison in two separate cases.

Amr Waked, a 45-year-old actor living in Spain, said on Thursday his lawyer told him he was convicted of “disseminating false news and insulting state institutions.”

The lawyer, Malek Adly, says he’s asking authorities for more details.

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