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Egyptian activist on hunger strike Imprisoned political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah goes on hunger strike in Egypt

40-year-old Fattah is reportedly being kept in solitary confinement under heavy supervision without access to books or exercise. He is serving a five-year jail term for “spreading fake news and undermining national security”

Hunger strike by Egyptian prisoner Political prisoner Walid Shawky goes on hunger strike to expose medical negligence in Egyptian jails 

Walid Shawky is accused of being a member of a terrorist organization and has been in jail since October 2018. Under the Abdel Fattah el-Sisi regime, tens of thousands of political prisoners have faced harrowing conditions, especially medical negligence

Alaa Abd El-Fattah is not defeated

Laila Soueif speaks to Vijay Prashad about her son Alaa Abd El-Fattah and repressive crackdown against all expressions of democracy in Egypt

Egyptian activists trial Egyptian court sentences activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to five years in prison for ‘spreading fake news’

A prominent activist in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship, Alaa has been in jail for most of the decade since for opposing the crackdown on dissent carried out by the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 

Esraa Abdel Fattah among six released in Egypt after months in pre-trial detention

The released detainees still face charges against them including “joining a terrorist group” and “spreading fake news”

Khaled-Dawoud released Egypt Egyptian journalist-politician Khaled Dawoud freed after over 18 months in pre-trial detention

Dawoud was released pending investigations although the prosecution has not presented any evidence in court to support the charges against him. He faces charges of “collaborating with a terrorist organization”, “publishing false information” and “misusing social media

Amid repression and setbacks, people’s movements in north Africa continue struggles

North Africa in 2020 was both a site of armed conflict and repression, and yet, also an example of the determined resistance of the people to the forces of repression

Alaa Abdel Fattah Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah re-arrested after court revokes release order

A criminal court in Cairo revoked its own order for the release of Alaa Abdel Fattah and two other activists. Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of the prominent faces of the 2011 uprising against the Hosni Mubarak regime, has been in jail for nearly 6 years since 2013

Egypt coup Protests continue against president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt

The protests were sparked by videos by Mohammad Ali, an exiled businessman, highlighting president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s corruption. The protests are rooted in the common people’s rising economic hardships, along with the widespread oppression

Morsi’s death is a collective failure of Egypt’s democratic movement

The circumstances of Mohammed Morsi’s death reflect the hopelessness in Egyptian politics following the return of the military

Egypt holds referendum designed to consolidate El-Sisi’s power

Egyptians are voting on amendments that may end up letting president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s stay in power until 2030. The vote has been accompanied by a massive crackdown on the opposition