An Egyptian appeals court has upheld a three-month prison sentence for prominent human rights activist Khaled Ali, but suspended it for three years.
Last September, a lower court sentenced Ali, who briefly ran as a candidate in this year's presidential elections, to three months in prison on charges of public indecency.
The charge dates back to January 2017 when Ali was accused of making an obscene gesture outside a Cairo courthouse after he managed to block a government deal to transfer the sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
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