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Six April 6 youth members detained for distributing flyers

CAIRO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Egypt's April 6 Youth Movement leaders said they condemn the arrest of six members detained for distributing flyers calling for protests.

The pamphlets called for gatherings on the revolution's anniversary, Ahram Online reported, and the six members were detained for nine hours and released.

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"If your message is that the revolution happened so only regime figures and pro-military people have their freedom, then a third revolution is on its way because of your actions. Your oppression of the youth for merely distributing flyers is a clear invitation to rebel against your injustices," a statement from the group reads.

Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on activist groups, Ahram Online said.

April 6 founder Ahmed Maher and activists Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel were recently sentenced to three years in jail and ordered to pay $7,000 in fines for violating a new protest law.

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has called on Egyptians to congregate and celebrate the Jan. 25 anniversary, and added that police will be on the streets.

Attempts to disturb law and order will be met with extreme force, he said.

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