Call for release of Alaa Ab El-Fattah

We call for release of Alaa Ab El-Fattah! The prominent Egyptian dissident Alaa Ab El-Fattah has been arrested – only six months after his release from prison.

Alaa Abdel Fattah was freed in March after serving a five-year sentence for organising a protest without permission. He was a leading campaigner during the 2011 uprising against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Under his probation conditions, the activist was required to spend nights in a police cell for five years. On Sunday, as Mr Abdel Fattah was preparing to leave the police station, he was rearrested by Egyptian authorities, his family say. BBC News , 29 September 2019