Activist youth leader detained by Egyptian authorities at airport upon arrival from US

May 10, 2013 8:14 PM

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The security official said Ahmed Maher, a leader of the April 6 Youth Movement that was at the forefront of the anti-Mubarak revolt, was arrested at Cairo’s main airport as he arrived from the United States.

He said Maher stands accused of “incitement” for actions at a demonstration in March against the country’s interior minister, when protesters hurled underwear at the minister’s house to oppose a police crackdown on the activist group.

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