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Egypt’s prominent blogger hands himself in

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 21:22

Cairo: A prominent Egyptian blogger has handed himself in to authorities, a day after the country`s prosecutor general ordered his arrest over his alleged role in instigating violence during clashes between supporters and opponents of the country`s Islamist president.

Alaa Abdel-Fattah arrived on Tuesday at the Cairo office of Prosecutor General Talaat Abdullah surrounded by dozens of pro-democracy protesters chanting against the rule of Mohammed Mursi`s group, the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood`s office in the capital was the focus of Friday street fighting that left some 200 people injured.

Abdel-Fattah is one of five well-known activists named as instigators of violence. They rose to prominence the 2011 uprising against ousted president Hosni Mubarak, and now are protesting Mursi`s presidency.
Activists say the arrest heralds a campaign of intimidation against Brotherhood opponents.


First Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 21:22
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