Political activist arrested at Cairo airport attempting to leave the country

Cairo International Airport authorities on Wednesday arrested a political activist accused of inciting violence before her departure for the United States.

The state-run MENA news service quoted sources at the airport as saying that Julia Milad, 35, was put on a travel ban by the attorney general.

Milad was accused, along with Mamdouh Hamza, a leading activist and prominent civil engineer, by the Supreme State Security Prosecution of inciting strikes and civil disobedience.

She denied the charges saying that they are all fabricated, MENA reported on Wednesday.

Last February, Hamza, along with number of revolutionaries, were accused of incitement and working to bring down the state. He was placed under a travel ban, but last month Egypt’s State Security prosecutors lifted the ban.

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