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April 6 members arrested

At least twelve April 6 Youth Movement activists were arrested on the first day of the run-offs of the presidential elections, according to Ahmed, a member of the youth movement in Cairo who refused to give his full name. Ahmed confirmed the activists were accused of “violating the electoral silence and for campaigning in violation …

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April 6 launches initiative to counter smear campaign

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: In an effort to combat the ongoing smear campaign against its members, the April 6 Youth Movement launched “Ana Ibreely” (I’m April), a campaign that aims to spread accurate information about the group. “[We launched the campaign] to counter-fight the smearing of the movement, its leaders, the revolution and the revolutionaries by …


26 political powers suspend Tahrir sit-in, hundreds remain

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The April 6 Youth Movement said in a press conference Sunday that the movement, alongside 25 political powers, decided to suspend its sit-in in Tahrir Square until the end of Ramadan. “We want to facilitate the traffic flow during Ramadan and put into consideration the special circumstances related to this holy month,” …


April 6 says to pursue legal action against SCAF accusations

By Omnia Al Desoukie CAIRO: Members of the April 6 Youth Movement said the group will pursue legal action against accusations leveled against them in a recent statement by the military council that they are wedging a rift between the people and the army. On Sunday, the leaders of the movement didn’t provide more details about …


April 6 deny report they will storm prisons on July 8

  CAIRO: The April 6 Movement has denied a report published by Youm El-Sabei newspaper on Sunday claiming that security forces have announced that the movement is planning to break into prisons and spread chaos on Friday, July 8. The movement’s leader Ahmed Maher said in a statement Sunday that they refuse the use of …


April 6 activist says beaten by police officer

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Member of the April 6 Youth Movement Salma Al-Sawy met Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Wednesday and handed him a complaint against security forces for detaining and beating her, following a protest commemorating the death of Khaled Saeid on Monday evening. Al-Sawy, also a former Muslim Brotherhood member, told Daily News Egypt …


22 youth groups refuse to attend dialogue with army

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Twenty-two groups including the Coalition of the Youth of the Revolution and April 6 Youth Movement turned down an invitation for an open dialogue with the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) on Wednesday. The groups sent a statement to SCAF on Tuesday politely declining their invitation to an open dialogue in …


Opposition calls for second day of protests

By Jailan Zayan /AFP CAIRO: Activists called for a second day of street action on Wednesday as authorities vowed to prevent further protests following huge anti-government rallies in which four people died. The pro-democracy youth group April 6 Movement, the driving force behind Tuesday’s protests — the largest and most significant in Egypt since bread …


April 6 Movement conference criticizes NDP, calls for opposition unity

CAIRO: Opposition leaders and rights activists encouraged youths to fight for change, citing the “failure” of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), during the closing of the third annual conference of the April 6 Youth Movement late Monday. The movement’s conference, entitled “From the Occupied Egyptian Lands,” started on Saturday, running parallel to the NDP’s …


April 6 marks detained member’s birthday by protesting for his release

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Dozens of protesters held candles on the steps of the Journalists’ Syndicate on Wednesday in a symbolic celebration of detained activist Mohamed Shawki’s 26th birthday. Shawki, a member of the April 6 Youth Movement, was arrested while videotaping runoff election violations that took place in El-Basatin district near Maadi on Dec. 5, …


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