2019 anti-corruption protests in Egypt
Daily Round-up | Yemen’s warring parties in talks for long lasting ceasefire & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at reports of talks for a truce in Yemen, the sentencing of protesters in Egypt, the acquittal of Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and legal proceedings against Bolivian coup leader Jeanine Anez

Egyptian court sentences 82, including 22 children, for participating in 2019 anti-government protests

38 people, including businessman Mohammad Ali whose videos sparked the protests, were given life sentences. 44 others were given prison terms of between 5 and 15 years

Egyptian activist on hunger strike Imprisoned political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah goes on hunger strike in Egypt

40-year-old Fattah is reportedly being kept in solitary confinement under heavy supervision without access to books or exercise. He is serving a five-year jail term for “spreading fake news and undermining national security”

Khaled-Dawoud released Egypt Egyptian journalist-politician Khaled Dawoud freed after over 18 months in pre-trial detention

Dawoud was released pending investigations although the prosecution has not presented any evidence in court to support the charges against him. He faces charges of “collaborating with a terrorist organization”, “publishing false information” and “misusing social media