Egypt prosecutor orders arrest of two leading activists

Reuters , Wednesday 27 Nov 2013

Ahmed Maher from April 6 Movement and Alaa Abdel Fattah were ordered for inciting protests

Egypt
Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah (L) and leader of the April 6 youth movement Ahmed Maher (R) (Photo: Ahram)

An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered the arrest of two prominent activists for inciting protests, including one whose group helped lead the revolt that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, a source in the prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.

The arrests of Ahmed Maher, leader of the April 6 youth movement, and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah were ordered after they took part in demonstrations outside parliament on Tuesday that defied a new law restricting demonstrations.

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