News

April 6 Revolutionary Group Banned in Egypt

April 6 Revolutionary Group Banned in Egypt

April 6 Youth Movement protests against detention of their colleagues in March 2014.
April 6 Youth Movement protests against detention of their colleagues in March 2014.

The Cairo Court of Urgent Matters has ordered the  prohibition of all activities of April 6 Youth Movement on charges of working to distort the image of the Egyptian state and espionage, reported state media.

The lawsuit had been filed by a lawyer, Ashraf Saeed, who was seeking to suspend the group’s activities. The lawyer also called on the government led by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb to seize the group’s headquarters and assets.

According to local media, April 6 may appeal the Court’s decision. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the President must then issue a decree officially ordering the ban of the group’s activities.

The Cairo Court’s decision came a day after the group organized demonstrations against the protest law in Egypt. Demonstrators had marched peacefully to the Presidential Palace calling for the release of detainees that had been arrested for protesting.

Earlier this year, the co-founder of the youth movement, Ahmed Maher, was sentenced to three years in prison for protesting without a permit under Egypt’s new anti-protest laws.

April 6 Youth Movement was established in 2008 and played a significant role in organizing and holding nationwide protests that later became known as the January 25 revolution in 2011.

The movement had been started by activists Ahmed Maher and Ahmed Salah to support striking industrial workers in El-Mahalla El-Kubra in April 2008. It was the first youth movement in Egypt to utilize internet communications to promote grass-roots initiatives.

In Photos: Egyptian Farmers in Jordan
683 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Sentenced to Death

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Vacating Cairo: 50,000 Public Sector Employees to be Transferred to Egypt’s New Capital City by 2020

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 22, 2019

Egyptian Lawyer Files Lawsuit Against TV Presenter Over Gay Man Interview

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 21, 2019

Maadi Residents Angered by the Tree Massacre

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 20, 2019

In Photos: Massive Sandstorm Turns Cairo Orange

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2019

Mercedes-Benz Assembly Plant to “Improve Egypt’s Investment Climate”

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2019

France’s ‘Yellow Vests’ Protests Continue For the 10th Weekend

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2019

Egypt’s President El-Sisi Issues an Order to Paint All Red Brick Buildings

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 18, 2019

Google Celebrates Egyptian-born Singer Dalida’s 86th Birthday

Mirna AbdulaalJanuary 17, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.