Egyptian Tamarod co-founder Moheb Doss released pending trial

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Wednesday 16 Mar 2016

Co-founder of the Tamarod campaign Moheb Doss was released pending trial on charges of 'joining an outlawed group'

Egypt’s State Security Prosecution ordered Wednesday the release of activist Moheb Doss – a leading member in the anti-Morsi Tamarod movement – pending trial on charges of belonging to an outlawed group, his lawyer Doaa Mustafa told Ahram Online. 

Activist Ahmed El-Masry, another defendant in the case, was also released.

The two are accused of joining an outlawed group which the prosecution says is called '25 January Youth.'

Doss was a co-founder of the Tamarod campaign, which gathered millions of signatures in 2013 demanding that early presidential elections be held during the term of then-president Mohamed Morsi.

Doss was arrested on 6 January in front of the Saint Mark Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo’s Abbasiya district, where Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was giving a speech during the Coptic Christmas mass.

He was among a number of activists and administrators of online pages arrested early January ahead of the fifth anniversary of the 25 January uprising that ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Those arrested were charged with various offenses including calling for illegal protests and belonging to a number of outlawed groups.

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