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Alaa Abdel Fattah

Icon Of Egypt's Revolution Speaks From Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.31.2015 | World

Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of the most recognizable faces of Egypt's 2011 revolution, has been locked up time and time again for speaking out against inj...

Egyptian Court Sentences Protest Icon To 5 Years In Prison

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian activist behind the 2011 uprising was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday over an unauthorized but peacefu...

An Open Letter to the Obama Administration on Egyptian State Violations of Human Rights

Mark Levine | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Mark Levine

In an unprecedented statement, over 40 senior academics including more than a dozen former MESA presidents, have signed a letter to U.S. President Obama. Rarely, if ever, has such a group of such high-level academics has ever come together on a single issue before, including the lead-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Icon Of Egypt's 2011 Revolt Sentenced To 15 Years For Protesting

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Wednesday convicted a prominent activist from the 2011 uprising of organizing an unauthorized protest and assaulti...

Sophia Jones

Prominent Egyptian Activist Heads To Jail Once Again | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah is no stranger to Egypt’s often shady legal system. Seen as a direct threat to the past three regi...

Detained Egyptian Blogger Finally Freed, Meets His Baby

AP | By AYA BATRAWY | Posted 02.24.2012 | World

CAIRO -- A prominent Egyptian blogger accused of attacking soldiers during deadly clashes was released Sunday after nearly two months in detention, du...

Egyptian Blogger Sentenced by Military Rulers Amid Accusations of Human Rights "Cronyism"

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
Courtney C. Radsch

Blogger Maikel Nabil was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday, a one-year reduction from his three-year sentence handed down on Apr. 11 by a military tribunal in closed session.

Jailed Egyptian Blogger's Case Transferred

AP | By AYA BATRAWY | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egyptian authorities on Monday transferred the case of a prominent blogger from state security prosecutors to investigative judges, a move th...

Egypt's Military Orders Extension Of Prominent Blogger's Detention

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military ordered a prominent blogger to be held in custody for 15 more days Sunday in a move likely to focus criticism against t...

UN Calls For Release Of Jailed Egyptian Blogger

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. human rights office is calling on Egyptian authorities to release a prominent blogger and others imprisoned for exercising free spe...

Mother Of Jailed Egyptian Blogger On Hunger Strike

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

CAIRO — The mother of a prominent blogger jailed by Egypt's ruling generals has gone on a hunger strike to protest her son's detention and the m...

Cairo: Thousands March To Protest Activist's Detention

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

CAIRO — More than 3,000 Egyptians marched through downtown Cairo on Monday, protesting the military's arrest of a prominent blogger-activist in ...