Prosecution dismisses charges against activist Alaa Abdel Fattah

Wednesday 27-03-2013 03:23 PM
Prosecution dismisses charges against activist Alaa Abdel Fattah

An Egyptian prosecutor decided on Tuesday to dismiss the charges pressed against prominent political activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, in the case of inciting violence at the clashes that occurred at the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in Muqattam on Friday.

The well-known Egyptian blogger refused to make any statements before the prosecution, demanding the assignment of an investigating judge to question him on the charges.

The prosecutor general, Talaat Ibrahim, ordered on Monday the arrest of five leading activists on charges of instigating violent clashes by calling for protests outside the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters on Friday.

Abdel Fattah turned himself in to prosecution following the arrest order. 

The charges pressed against the activists included inciting assault on people, damaging properties and disturbing public peace during the violent clashes that broke out amid the protests against the Islamist group outside their headquarters.

Hundreds gathered outside Egypt's high court on Tuesday to protest the attorney general's decision to arrest the political activists. 

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