Over 200 prominent actors, filmmakers and writers call on Egyptian authorities to release Sanaa Seif

By Mada Masr – More than 200 of the world’s most prominent artists, along with nearly two dozen leading human rights groups and film organizations, are calling for the immediate release of [...]


Open letter from Mona Seif, Egyptian human rights defender

By Mona Seif – AccessNowPublished July 27, 2020 | 6:33 AM This is an open letter from me asking for your solidarity and support. It is long, bear with me please. My name is Mona Seif, [...]


Symbol of 2011 Egyptian uprising (re)arrested amid crackdown on protests

By Financial Times – Activist held after reporting to police station. Egyptian authorities have arrested an activist who was an icon of the 2011 revolution as part of a sweeping crackdown to [...]


Out of Prison, but Still Not Free

By Yasmine El Rashidi – New York Times – The story of one activist is the story of Egypt: What went wrong after the 2011 revolution? We woke to the news last Friday: The 37-year-old [...]


Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah released from jail after five years

By BBC– A prominent Egyptian activist has been released from prison after serving a five-year sentence for organising an illegal protest, his family says. Alaa Abdel Fattah rose to [...]