CAIRO -- Prominent youth activist Ahmed Maher was arrested on Friday as he sought to leave the Cairo international airport, members of his April 6 youth movement said.
Maher, who helped lead the revolution that ousted longtime President Hosni Mubarak, will be held for four days pending investigations into charges of resisting authority, insulting the police, and disturbing traffic, the Middle East News Agency reported.
He was arrested only minutes after returning from the United State. The charges were in connection with protests outside the Egyptian interior minister's residence in March against the Islamist government that now controls the nation.
The April 6 movement had called for demonstrations on March 30 to demand the minister be removed and held accountable for the death of protesters at anti-Islamist demonstrations.