Prominent Egyptian activist freed on bail

September 15, 2014 5:27 PM

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CAIRO (AP) — Worn out but smiling, a prominent Egyptian activist facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law walked out of a Cairo prison Monday after a court ordered him freed on bail.

The release of Alaa Abdel-Fattah, who has emerged as a powerful voice for civil rights in Egypt, provided a small victory for the country's young activists who played a leading role in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak only to later become frequent targets of successive governments. Abdel-Fatt...

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