Several years after the rare anti-government protests in Egypt a court there sentenced 38 people to life imprisonment. This was reported by the state news site Al-Ahram. They were convicted of endangering public order and violence against security forces. The Criminal Court, which deals with national security cases, also sentenced more than 40 other defendants to prison terms ranging from 5 to 15 years. Among those sentenced to life imprisonment is exiled builder and actor Mohammed Ali, who says he worked with the army for more than 15 years. He had accused the army and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of corruption on social media.