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Reactions to Egypt's ban of April 6th movement

Egyptian court bans movement that led the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak
Ahmed Maher (C), co-founder of the 6 April youth movement shouts slogans as he handed himself in to prosecutors last November (AFP)

An Egyptian court on Monday banned the April 6 youth movement that spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak and has protested against the current military-installed regime, a judicial official said.

The court issued the ruling based on a complaint that accused the group of defaming the country and colluding with foreign parties.

April 6 had also opposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who was toppled by the army in July, but turned on the military-installed regime when the authorities cracked down on dissidents.

Its leader Ahmed Maher was sentenced to three years in prison in December for violating a law that bans all but police-sanctioned protests.

Also on Monday, a different Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 682 other alleged Islamist supporters of ousted former president Mohamed Morsi. 

Here's some of the reaction from twitter today: