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More than 1,000 days of unjust imprisonment
One of the most important voices for freedom in Egypt, Alaa Abdel Fattah is author of “You Have Not Yet Been Defeated,” a collection of his political essays published during his current detention. He has continued his work despite ongoing efforts by the government of President Abdel Fattah al- Sisi to silence him.
Alaa Abdel Fattah is a symbol of resistance and freedom in Egypt, and his continued imprisonment sends a chilling message to other activists.
He is currently serving a five year sentence after being convicted of spurious charges of spreading “false news” over his social media posts. He is on a hunger strike since April 2, 2022 protesting his detention and prison conditions, as well as the refusal of the authorities to grant his consular visit as he obtained British citizenship in 2021 through his British-born mother.
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