Egypt Frees 2011 Revolution Figure Maher


Egypt frees 2011 revolution figure Maher

CAIRO, Jan 5, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 05th Jan, 2017 ) - Egypt has released political activist Ahmed Maher, a leading figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled the government, after he completed his jail term, his lawyer and a security source said Thursday.

Maher, 36, was a founder and spokesman of the April 6 protest movement, one of the main groups that campaigned for more freedom under longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak. A security source told AFP that Maher was released from jail on Wednesday evening.

But he must still spend every night at a police station, from six in the evening until six in the morning, for three years, his lawyer Anas Sayed told AFP. His release was welcomed by Nobel peace prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei, a former UN atomic agency chief.