Egypt court frees prominent revolutionary blogger
CAIRO - The Associated Press
In this undated file photo, Alaa Abdel-Fattah, left and his wife Manal Hassan are seen in Cairo, Egypt. AP photoThe father of a prominent Egyptian blogger says a court has ordered the release of his son after nearly two months in detention by the ruling military.
Ahmed Seif, Alaa Abdel-Fattah's father, told The Associated Press his son would remain in custody for several more hours until the paperwork has been completed. He said his son has been banned from travel abroad.
Military prosecutors detained Abdel-Fattah on Oct. 30 after he refused to answer questions over his alleged role in sectarian clashes earlier that month in which at least 27 people, most of them Christians, were killed.
The blogger was a leader of the 18-day uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February. His detention has elicited international condemnation.