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Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah (L) stands behind bars with fellow defendants as they are tried at a court in Cairo on August 6, 2014. Abdel Fattah and 24 other defendants are accused of illegally holding a protest and of assaulting a police officer during a demonstration outside the Shura council last November in objection to the military trials of civilians. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah (L) stands behind bars with fellow defendants as they are tried at a court in Cairo on August 6, 2014. Abdel Fattah and 24 other defendants are accused of illegally holding a protest and of assaulting a police officer during a demonstration outside the Shura council last November in objection to the military trials of civilians. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED        (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)