Egypt: PEN International continues to call for release of blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah


Blogger and activist Alaa Abd-El Fattah was detained on 28 October on charges of inciting violence against the military.PEN International continues to call for the release of blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, in light of the two-year anniversary of his imprisonment last week. He was sentenced to five years in prison on 23 February 2015 following a retrial, for contravening a repressive law which restricts peaceful demonstrations. PEN International believes he is imprisoned for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and assembly and is calling for his immediate and unconditional release.