Case on banning April 6 Youth Movement adjourned

Ahram Online , Saturday 5 Apr 2014

Complaint filed against the youth group argues it 'taints' the image of the state and 'spies for foreign countries'

6 April
Political activists Ahmed Maher (R), Ahmed Douma (C) and Mohamed Adel, founder of 6 April movement, look on from behind bars in Abdeen court in Cairo, December 22, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters on Saturday adjourned a case on banning the April 6 Youth Movement to 28 April, when the verdict in the case will be delivered. 

A lawyer earlier filed a complaint demanding that the president, prime minister, minister of interior, minister of defence and the general prosecutor move to ban the activities of the April 6 Youth Movement, arguing that the group is "tainting the image of the state and spying for foreign countries."

Young activists known for their participation in the January 25 Revolution have come under attack lately, with tens facing court cases and others imprisoned for violating a protest law issued last November stipulating that all demonstrations require prior permits from the Ministry of Interior.

April 6 founding members Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel are currently facing three-year prison sentences for violating the protest law. They remain in detention pending appeal. 

The April 6 group plans to hold a march in Downtown Cairo Sunday to mark the sixth anniversary of its founding.

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