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That's a bit of a fallacy, if jail is about deterrence, then 20 years inside for parking on zig zags should be mandatory
and why then are burgularies, muggings and assaults not dealt with more severely?
These lads got 4 years cos the powers that be are corrupt. Any hint of organised opposition by the lower classes always gets stamped on. Whether its just or no.
We must find a similar offence and apply the sentencing rules.
Mahfouz was released on $3,355 bail, Noor Ayman Nour, an activist with the "No Military Trials for Civilians group", said on Sunday, from outside the military prosecution's office in Cairo.
Shortly after speaking to Al-Masry Al-Youm, an Egyptian news website, Nour was also detained by military police but later released.
Lawyer Ali Atef said prosecutors ordered Mahfouz to pay the fine or face 15 days in jail pending the setting of a date for her trial. If convicted, she could face up to three years in jail
Originally posted by paraphi
This is the statement from the CPS. Adds a bit of fact to this discussion. They could have got ten yearsm, so four sounds a good compromise.
Even so I’d argue there is a huge moral difference between protest against a dictatorship and looting for the sake of looting.
Originally posted by Noviz
reply to post by PW229
Perhaps they are giving large sentences just to scare people while knowing full well that appeals will get them greatly reduced. It could be a possibility...
Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
I just heard that people wanted them to get LONGER!!
Damn this country is finished.
They committed the crime and admitted it. Its not like they have been railroaded.
Originally posted by angus1745
I think the funniest part is that they didn't even manage to incite any rioting but they still got jailed. When did the UK turn into China? I cant help feeling a wee bit sorry for these two muppets.