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Activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah released on bail
Alaa Abdel-Fattah and Ahmed Abdel-Rahman, two activists charged with holding an illegal protest last year, have been released on bail
Ahram Online, Sunday 23 Mar 2014
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File photo: Egyptian prominent blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah, center, hugs his recently born son, Khaled, his mother Laila Soueif, and his sister Ahdaf Soueif, left, after his release, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 (Photo: AP)

Alaa Abdel-Fattah and Ahmed Abdel-Rahman, currently on trial on charges of organising an illegal protest, have been released late Sunday.

A Cairo criminal court had ordered their release on bail earlier today.

Only 13 of the 25 defendants in the case attended the trial session on Sunday.  Prominent blogger and activist Abdel-Fattah was received with cheers and applause from other defendants.

The two men were ordered to be released on bail of LE10,000 each. The prosecution objected to the release order.

Both Abdel-Fattah and Abdel-Rahman have been detained since last November in Cairo’s Tora prison and have persistently demanded their release in court proceedings. All other defendants have been released on bail.

The defendants are charged with offences related to a protest against military trials of civilians outside the Shura Council in central Cairo in November last year.

It was one of the first protests dispersed by force in accordance with a controversial new protest law issued in the same month which criminalises unauthorised public demonstrations.

The No to Military Trials campaign group claimed responsibility for organising the protest, but Abdel-Fattah was charged with being the protest organiser.

Abdel-Fattah was also charged with assaulting members of the security forces and stealing a police officer's two-way radio.

The court adjourned the case to 6 April.





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Mozal
25-03-2014 06:39pm
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Khmer Rouge
The Khmer Rouge killed off close to one-third of Cambodia's population? That can be called many things, but panacea is not one of them. The real path to success is to embrace human potential and human rights, not the kind of governmental dictatorship and control seen in fascism.
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Amoon, Damanhour
25-03-2014 07:41am
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30-40 Millions Only
Can you imagine Egypt of half population now? We will be 4 times rich, healthy and happy.
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Aziz
25-03-2014 02:58pm
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North Korea
North Korea's frequent depopulating famines did not make it rich, healthy, or happy. An Egypt without tyranny will be rich, happy, and heatlhy, like South Korea, Brazil, or Indonesia. Following Alaa's ideas are more likely to lead to wealth than by following those of Sisi or his North Korean model.
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Adly fendi
23-03-2014 05:24pm
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Multiply
Please stop breading like rabbits.
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Tor Nav
03-04-2014 11:31pm
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Sisi is a hypocritical fascist
Sisi has more children than Alaa.
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Allen
23-03-2014 05:12pm
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Ohhh look another baby.....
Just what overpopulated Egypt needs
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Sul
25-03-2014 05:10am
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For real?
So, you waste time and energy hating another man's son because your worthless pyschotic dictator tells you to? LOL, that is sad.
Libertas
24-03-2014 04:13pm
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Mubarak terror cult not fit to lick this man's shoes
Alaa and his child are more valuable than 5 million Mubarak-Sisi terror cultists. The Mubarak terror cult celebrates death while revolutionaries revere life.
Ain Loc
23-03-2014 06:54pm
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Be careful wishing for population removal...
That person probably will contribue more to Egypt than all of the dictator supporters combined. If there is a surplus population, it is among the hateful looters who control the state and military. .
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Amr
23-03-2014 03:31pm
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The truth will not be silenced by state terrorists
When Alaa Abdel-Fattah's views get your government to start foaming in the mouth enough to arrest him, you know your government is headed down the wrong track and is destined to fall. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The case of the other political prisons will reveal untold abuses and inflict immeasurable damage on the terrorists who have been running this scam.
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Amr
25-03-2014 05:07am
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You are not fooling anyone
The fraudster paid by the MOI to vote down these comments is not fooling anyone. Such barbaric MOI terrorists will be rembered very negatively by history.

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