Agence France-PresseNovember 28, 2013 18:46
A leading secular activist, Alaa Abdel Fatah, was arrested on Thursday, his wife said. after having been accused of inciting protests in violation of a controversial new law.
Security services arrested Alaa Abdel Fattah from his home in a western district of Cairo, his wife, Manal Hassan, tweeted, saying she had been "beaten" during the arrest.
The prosecution ordered his arrest Wednesday along with that of another prominent activist, Ahmed Maher, for allegedly defying a law banning all but police-sanctioned protests.