Egypt bans revolt group that spearheaded 2011 uprising
Published on Apr 28, 2014 6:01 PM
CAIRO (AFP) - An Egyptian court on Monday banned the April 6 youth movement that spearheaded the 2011 uprising against ousted president Hosni Mubarak and has protested against the current military-installed regime, a judicial official said.
The court issued the ruling based on a complaint that accused the group of defaming the country and colluding with foreign parties.
April 6 had also opposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, who was toppled by the army in July, but turned on the military-installed regime when the authorities cracked down on dissidents.
Its leader Ahmed Maher was sentenced to three years in prison in December for violating a law that bans all but police-sanctioned protests.