Key leftwing Egyptian activist released on bail

Key leftwing Egyptian activist released on bail
Updated 24 March 2014

Key leftwing Egyptian activist released on bail

Key leftwing Egyptian activist released on bail

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.