Police arrest prominent Egypt activist

  • Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 11:26 p.m.
Egyptian protesters chant slogans during a protest in Talaat Harb Square in Cairo, Egypt, against the issuance of a new law regulating demonstrations, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Egyptian protesters chant slogans during a protest in Talaat Harb Square in Cairo, Egypt, against the issuance of a new law regulating demonstrations, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Police arrest Egyptian political activist

CAIRO (AP) — Security forces in Egypt have arrested a prominent political activist over allegedly inciting people to protest in defiance of a newly passed law requiring demonstrations receive prior approval from authorities.

The family of Alaa Abdel-Fattah said he was arrested on Thursday night at his home in Cairo. His father, Ahmed Seif al-Islam, a prominent lawyer, said police beat up his son’s wife and confiscated laptops in their raid.

Abdel-Fattah rose to prominence in the 2011 revolution which forced longtime President Hosni Mubarak out of power.

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