Alaa Abdel Fattah released on bail pending retrial over November 2013 protests

Anti-military activist Alaa Abdel Fattah was released on a LE5,000 bail pending a retrial over charges of unlicensed protesting.

Abdel Fattah was released along with two other activists, Mohamed(Nubi) Abdel Rahman and Wael Metwally. Judges at the Cairo Criminal Court, meanwhile, recused themselves from proceeding with the case.
The trio, besides 22 others, are accused of breaking laws regulating protests and assaulting police officers outside the Shura Council, Egypt's now-defunct upper house of legislation. The demonstrations were held to condemn the protest law and military trials of civilians.
Abdel Fattah had been a vocal critic of the military leadership that took over following the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011 as well as the Muslim Brotherhood regime which succeeded them.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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