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Egypt military jails veteran dissident over Coptic clashes

Posted By admin On October 31, 2011 @ 3:30 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Samer al-Atrush
AFP [1]
October 31, 2011

CAIRO — Egypt’s ruling military jailed a veteran dissident and blogger on Sunday on charges of inciting deadly clashes between soldiers and Christians this month, his sister and a fellow activist said.

Alaa Abdel Fatah, who was jailed for his activism under ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s government in 2006, was remanded in custody for 15 days, said his sister Mona Seif, who is also a leading opponent of military trials.

The prosecutor may choose to formally refer him to a military court or release him.

Abdel Fatah’s detention came days after US President Barack Obama called on Egypt’s military to lift a state of emergency and end military trials for civilians.

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