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Leading Egyptian Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Freed on Bail

One of Egypt's most prominent activists, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on bail on Monday ahead of his re-trial on charges of violating a protest law, triggering celebrations by dozens of supporters in the courtroom. Abdel Fattah, a leading secular figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, and other defendants facing similar charges, were freed from a courtroom cage immediately after the judge's ruling and were swamped by friends and family. A total of...

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