Egypt arrests prominent activist, says incited March protest

CAIRO (Reuters) – A prominent Egyptian activist flying home from the United States was detained at the Cairo airport on Friday for what a security source said was inciting a demonstration outside the Interior Minister’s home in March. Ahmed Maher, a founder of the April 6 movement that used social media to kindle the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011, is the latest in a series of activists detained by Egypt’s new Islamist rulers. He was returning to Egypt, via Austria, after speaking as a panelist at a conference on May 6 by the New America Foundation, entitled “Egypt in Transition”. …

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