CAIRO: Members of April 6 Youth Movement Sherif el-Ruby and Adly Mohamed were released late Tuesday on bail of 1,000 EGP each after Cairo Criminal Court upheld the May 11 order of their release, Youm7 reported.
Ruby, the spokesperson of the movement, was arrested April 22 as part of a campaign which saw police arrest a number of people in Cairo ahead of demonstrations planned on April 25 to protest the transfer of two Red Sea islands from Egypt to Saudi Arabia.
The two men were facing charges of belonging to a “terrorist organization.” The activities of the group are banned in Egypt per a 2014 court order.
On May 14, 101 people were sentenced to five years in prison and 51 others were sentenced to two years in Cairo over illegally protesting and blocking roads during the April 15 demonstration against the transfer of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia.
They are also accused of “inciting violence against the police,” threatening the president to abstain from performing his constitutional missions” and other charges.