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Alaa Abdel Fattah's defence accuses prosecution of fraud

The defence team for political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and other defendants charged with violating the protest law has accused on Saturday the prosecution of fraud and submitting new evidence to the court long after it was due.

Abdel Fattah, a political activist who gained attention during the January 25 uprising in 2011, and 24 other defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison last June for illegal assembly, among other charges. The court then ordered a retrial in June.