CAIRO: Six members of anti-regime 6th of April Youth Movement were sentenced to 15 days in prison pending investigations over accusations of illegal protesting, setting off fireworks, and belonging to an outlawed group.
The four arrested member include: the movement leader Sherif al-Roby, Movement political bureau members Mahmoud Hesham, Ayman Abdel-Madif, and Mohamed Nabil; meanwhile other two members are still at large.
The prosecution accused the sixof illegal protesting on Dec. 21 in Dokki district of Giza, said their lawyer Mohmaed al-Baqer in remarks to media, adding that the prosecution judge set January 10 for considering their detention.
Since November 2013, it has been illegal to carry out any protest without prior permission by security forces.
The Movement, that banned by court order in April 2014, announced on its official facebook page the arrest of three members Monday morning; a security official told Youm7 that the fourth member was arrested Monday evening.
On Dec. 21, the Movement posted photos for two marches were organized by groups of youth in Tahrir Square, raising slogans “25 Revolutionaries still exist.”
The protest came ahead of the fifth anniversary of January 25 Revolution that toppled 30-year-old regime of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi warned on Dec. 23 that a new revolt in January 25 remark could destroy the country, Reuters reported.