According to Euromedrights.com, on October 15, Alaa Abd El Fattah, the famous Egyptian blogger , has been fined for his critics of the government.
Alaa Abdel Fattah fined for questioning the independence of the judiciary
On 15 October, blogger and human rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah was sentenced by the Court of Cassation to a fine of EGP 30,000 for posting tweets questioning Egypt’s judiciary independence. The case includes 24 other defendants, including liberal opposition figure Amr Hamzawy. In 2015, Abdel Fattah was convicted of organising a protest against military trials for civilians in violation of the 2013 protest law. He has been serving a five-year prison sentence since 2013 based on those charges
He is now jailed since five years, since 2013, for having criticized the new Egyptian Constitution of 2012 in his blog,
He criticized the lack of free speech and part of participation of citizens to the power.In fact, he dared to say that the new government was not the democracy wanted by Egyptians in 2011.
The government established in 2013 was a military one, we all know that, and we all know that there is absolutely no free speech in Egypt.
Speaking your mind leads you directly to jail.
This condemnation to a fine to a man who is now imprisoned since 2013 is the straw that broke the camel’s back.Why add a sentence to another one?
He is jailed exclusively for his blog and for his ideas on the government, wich is not a democracy, in effect: he told the truth.
I have written for Shawkan, who is jailed for having taken photos.
Alaa Abd El Fattah is imprisoned for a blog and his political activism.
In both cases, the reason for jailing is the lack of free speech . In writing that Egypt was not a democracy, Alaa Abd El Fattah wrote nothing more than the raw truth.
The photo of the header is property of the CPJ.
There is no more to add that: free Alaa Abd El Fattah, for nobody should be jailed for his ideas.