Prominent Activist, Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Jailed in Egypt

by Sampsonia Way    /  November 1, 2011  / No comments

Alaa Abd El-Fatah

A prominent Egyptian activist and blogger has been jailed on charges of inciting violence. Alaa Abdel Fattah, considered one of Egypt’s most influential bloggers, has been ordered to spend at least 15 days behind bars. Abdel Fattah spoke to Democracy Now!’s Sharif Abdel Kouddous back in February, two weeks into the Egyptian revolution.

Originally published in Democracy Now

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