Alaa Abdel Fatah detained for four days pending investigation

Alaa Abdel Fatah's twitter avatar

Alaa Abdel Fatah’s twitter avatar

Prominent political activist Alaa Abdel Fatah was remanded in custody for four days for organising and taking part in a protest outside the Shura Council on Tuesday. The protest breached the newly passed and highly controversial Protest Law.

Security forces raided Abdel Fatah’s house on Thursday night, taking him into custody. Continue reading

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Teenager arrested in Cairo for taking photos of his birthday party

The view from the Nile didn't only cost Tohamy fortunes to organise his birthday party; it also cost him his freedom

The view from the Nile didn’t only cost Tohamy fortunes to organise his birthday party; it also cost him his freedom

An Eighteen year-old student was arrested during his birthday party while taking photos with his friends as a form of celebration. Police forces accused him of “unlawfully shooting public institutions” which was visible in the background of his friends’ photo. Continue reading

How to be a positive nationalist?

A poll conducted by the Baseera reseach centre put the percentage of Egyptians ready to tolerate other Egyptian’s lack of nationalism at 19 percent. Another poll, also conducted by Baseera, suggested that at least 78 percent of Egypt’s population will only vote for the candidate who adopts a nationalist ideology. In an attempt to help the remaining minority of non-nationalist Egyptians, and foreigners, to better blend within Egypt’s national fabric, we have combined a list of guidelines to help you pursue a better, more focused nationalist future. Continue reading