Egyptian police arrest leading activist

By REUTERS
November 29, 2013 00:33

 
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CAIRO - Egyptian police arrested a leading political activist on Thursday after the prosecutor ordered he be detained for inciting protests, a security official said.

Alaa Abdel Fattah was a symbol of the 2011 uprising against President Hosni Mubarak. He was ordered arrested after taking part in protests organized in defiance of a new law that imposes heavy restrictions on demonstrations.

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