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Egypt's April 6 Movement leader to be released soon: Lawyer

April 6 Movement co-founder Mohamed Adel is set to be released soon after serving his sentence while fellow activist Ahmed Douma awaits an appeal on a life sentence in April

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 21 Jan 2017
Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma
File Photo: Political activists Ahmed Maher (in white hat), Ahmed Douma (L) and Mohamed Adel (R) of the 6 April movement look on from behind bars in Abdeen court in Cairo, December 22, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Opposition April 6 Movement co-founder Mohamed Adel is to be released soon after finishing Saturday a three and a half year prison sentence on charges of violating Egypt's protest law.

According to Adel’s lawyer, Karim Ezzat, Adel will be transferred from Abdeen Police Station to Daqahliya’s Mansoura Police Station, closest to his residence, pending his expected release.

His lawyer said he will be on probation for three years.

Adel will be joining founding member and former head of the movement, Ahmed Maher, who was released two weeks ago after finishing his sentence in the same trial.

Maher, along with April 6 Youth Movement co-founders Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma, were charged in late November 2013 with illegally protesting 26 November 2013 and assaulting police officers outside a Cairo court while he was handing himself in for questioning over accusations of illegal protesting.

In December 2013, an Egyptian misdemeanour court sentenced all three activists – who were at the forefront of Egypt's January 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak – to three years in jail and fines of EGP 50,000 each on charges that included organising protests without official permits.

In March 2016, a Maadi court upheld a six-month prison sentence for Douma and Adel for assaulting police officers assigned to a court in the district in 2013, while they were on trial in another case.

Douma, however, is serving a life sentence in another case, where he has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and fined EGP 17 million for involvement in the December 2011 cabinet clashes. He is awaiting an appeal trial in April.  

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