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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 02:22 AM
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3. At Boing boing: Free Alaa. Again

This weekend, Egyptian blogger, Twitter activist, and human rights advocate Alaa Abd El Fattah (@alaa), who is something of a legend, went in to a military court in Egypt for interrogation. "He refused to answer the militarys questions, refused to grant them legitimacy, and was thus detained for 15 days," Jillian York writes in this blog post about her friend.

At Global Voices, Amira Al Hussaini has more here, and Rasha Abdullah has more here. At the NYT, Bob Mackey has background on the case. Egyptian activists around the world are outraged.

This isn't the first time Alaa has gone to jail for political reasons: there was a high-profile internet campaign five years ago for his freedom, when he was held under similarly trumped-up charges. The regime hasn't changed. The images in this post are all from that campaign.
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  -Free Alaa AccessNow petition to the Obama administration and Congress EFerrari  Nov-01-11 01:52 AM   #0 
  - Video: Egyptians march in protest of Alaa's detention and against military trials for civilians  EFerrari   Nov-01-11 01:58 AM   #1 
  - At storify:  EFerrari   Nov-01-11 02:17 AM   #2 
  - At Boing boing: Free Alaa. Again  EFerrari   Nov-01-11 02:22 AM   #3 
  - Thanks for keeping this story alive.  Kaleko   Nov-01-11 02:43 AM   #4 
  - Free Alaa, Tahrir protest Nov 1  EFerrari   Nov-01-11 02:53 AM   #5 
  - Kick  EFerrari   Nov-01-11 03:44 PM   #6 

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