Prominent Egypt activist arrested
Security forces in Egypt have arrested a prominent political activist for allegedly inciting people to protest in defiance of a newly passed law requiring demonstrations to receive prior approval from authorities.
The family of Alaa Abdel-Fattah said he was arrested at his home in the capital, Cairo.
His father, Ahmed Seif al-Islam, a prominent lawyer, said police beat up his son's wife and confiscated laptops during the raid.
Mr Abdel-Fattah's wife, Manal Bahy Eldin, wrote on Twitter: "If police beat me up while I am in my home, what would they do with Alaa? I am very worried about him."
Mr Abdel-Fattah rose to prominence in the 2011 revolution which forced long-time president Hosni Mubarak out of power.