Security forces arrested two members of 6 April Youth movement without an order from the prosecution early Monday.
Ayman Abdel Maged and Mohamed Nabil were allegedly taken from their homes at midnight to a National Security building without being told of their charges.
In the afternoon, the two members were sent to the Dokki prosecution for investigation, where the prosecution lodged accusations against them of attempting to overthrow the current regime.
The movement condemned the detention of their members without legal basis and called for their immediate release, in a statement.
The movement affirmed that they will not “succumb to the regime’s threats” and will work against their “corruption” until they achieve the goals of the 25 January Revolution, uphold the Egyptian people dignity, and liberate all prisoners.
The movement was founded in 2008, following the largest wave of worker’s strikes in Egypt in the industrial town of Mahalla.
The movement was officially divided into two fronts in April 2011 due to conflicts over management.
In April, the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters ruled to ban the 6 April Youth Movement for “espionage” and “activities that distort Egypt’s image”. A series of arrests and forced disappearances have targeted members of the movement.