Egypt court detains rights activists at start of retrial

October 27, 2014 3:21 PM

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Egypt court detains rights activists at start of retrial

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian judge ordered 21 democracy activists to be arrested on Monday at the start of their retrial for breaking a law against protests passed after the military ousted former President Mohamed Mursi last year.

The activists - including leading campaigner Alaa Abdel Fattah - chanted "down with military rule" and "down with the military judiciary" from their courtroom cage after the judge read out his decision.

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