Egypt's youth activist Ahmed Maher released Sunday
Ahmed Maher had previously turned himself into authorities Saturday (File Archive/AFP)
Prosecutors released April 6 Youth Movement founder Ahmed Maher on Sunday afternoon, a judicial source has told Ahram Online.
Maher's arrest was ordered after April 6 took part in demonstrations outside parliament on Tuesday in defiance of a new protest law.
April 6 is renowned for its role during the popular revolt that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
The Egyptian protest law, which bans demonstrations without prior police approval, was passed a week ago by the interim government and has provoked an outcry among rights groups.