Alaa Abdelfattah

Leading Figure in Citizen Journalism in Egypt

Year of Birth

1981

Nationality

EG

Field of Knowledge

Activist


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@alaa

Alaa Abd El-Fattah (Arabic: علاء أحمد سيف عبد الفتاح‎‎, IPA: [ʕæˈlæːʔ ˈæħmæd ˈseːf ʕæbdelfatˈtæːħ]; born 18 November 1981), also presented in English as Alaa Abdel Fattah, is an Egyptian blogger, software developer and a political activist. He has been active in developing Arabic-language versions of important software and platforms. He was imprisoned in Egypt for allegedly organising a political protest without requesting authorization, though he was released on bail on 23 March 2014. He was rearrested and ordered released on bail again on 15 September 2014, subsequently sentenced to a month of jail in absentia, and finally received a five years sentence in February 2015, which he is now serving.

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