Egyptian Prosecutors Order Arrest of Activists

Accused of inciting a protest


Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the arrest of two prominent activists for inciting a protest in Cairo on Tuesday.

Ahmed Maher, head of the 6 April youth movement, and Alaa Abdul Fattah, took part in the demonstration outside the upper house of parliament.

Prosecutors also ordered that 24 other activists detained at the protest be remanded in custody for four days on suspicion of various charges.

They were calling for the repeal of a new law that restricts demonstrations.