April 6 Movement to discuss ban against it
Amr Ali the General Coordinator of the April 6 Movement - YOUM7/Kareem Abdul kareem

CAIRO: The April 6 Youth Movement will hold a press conference on Tuesday to discuss the court ruling banning the movement at the Press Syndicate, in coordination with the syndicate’s Freedoms Committee, according to a Monday press release.

Member of the political bureau of the movement Mohamed Kamal said in the statement that they will discuss the role of the revolutionary movements in society, according to Youm7.

All activities of the April 6 Youth Movement were banned on April 28 by a decision from Abdeen Court for Urgent Matters.

In December, Lawyer Ashraf Saeed filed a lawsuit accusing the group of espionage and defaming the Egyptian state.

He called on interim President Adly Mansour, former Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy and Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim to freeze the movement’s activities and close its headquarters.

The Freedoms Committee at the Press Syndicate called on the revolutionary and political powers to attend the press conference entitled “Revolutionary movements and their role in society” at 6 p.m., according to Masrawy website.

The conference will discuss the current regime, denouncing the decision to ban the April 6 Movement, as well as the impact of the decision on the other movements.

Kamal stated that this conference will be held in light of the decision of the Abdeeen Court, to discuss the impact of the decision on political and social activity for revolutionary movements in Egypt.

According to the statement, a large number of representatives from political parties and forces, as well as civil society and human rights organizations  and political figures are expected to attend the conference.

Additional reporting by Mustafa Abdel Tawab and Iman Ali.

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