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Egypt detains prominent secular activist again

An Egyptian prosecutor ordered Monday the detention of a prominent secular activist for taking part in an unauthorised protest, just a day after he was freed over a similar case, state media reported. Ahmed Maher, founder of the April 6 movement which was one of the main groups that spearheaded…

Egypt to free activist blogger from prison

CAIRO — Egypt’s judiciary decided on Sunday to free blogger and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, who has spent the past two months in custody, a judicial source and his sister said. Mona Abdel Fattah told AFP a court ordered Alaa, who was remanded into custody on October 30, released, and…