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Egypt Ordered to free activist in Egypt

Cairo : Egypt | Mar 23, 2014 at 8:13 AM PDT
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CAIRO - An Egyptian court ordered the release on bail of a prominent activist who has spent almost four months in jail.

Egyptian authorities arrested in November Alaa Abdel-Fattah, a leading figure in the uprising of 2011 against President Hosni Mubarak, and accused him of organizing a protest without permission and assaulting a policeman.

His arrest caused outrage among advocates of human rights groups and youth and secular organizations who staged the revolt of 2011, which was ousted Mubarak.

Sunday at the start of the trial of Abdel-Fattahl, the judge ordered his release on bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($ 1,400).

The court postponed the case until April 6.

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