Key leftwing Egyptian activist released on bail


In this Dec. 25, 2011 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

CAIRO: An Egyptian court released a leading leftwing activist on trial for joining an unsanctioned and violent protest on bail Sunday, as the army-installed regime seeks to quell political unrest.
Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others are accused of taking part in a violent protest last November outside the senate, where a panel drafted a new constitution giving the army broader powers.
The trial for the activist, one of the leaders of the 2011 uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, opened on Sunday as another court resumed the trial of Mubarak’s deposed successor Muhammad Mursi.

(Source / 23.03.2014)

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