Alaa Abd El-Fattah http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/41592/all en Egypt prosecutor orders activists arrested http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/egypt-prosecutor-orders-activists-arrested <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's prosecutor general on Monday ordered the arrest of five prominent political activists pending an investigation into claims they had incited violence near the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters last week, a statement from the prosecutor said.</p> <p>Those ordered arrested included Alaa Abd El-Fattah, a leading blogger who played a role in the protests that led to the overthrow of president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The five were also banned from travel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/egypt-prosecutor-orders-activists-arrested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaa Abd El-Fattah Egypt Egyptian revolution Politics of Egypt Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:30:31 +0000 5793434 at http://www.globalpost.com Leading secular activist arrested in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131128/leading-secular-activist-arrested-egypt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A leading secular activist, Alaa Abdel Fatah, was arrested on Thursday, his wife said. after having been accused of inciting protests in violation of a controversial new law.</p> <p>Security services arrested Alaa Abdel Fattah from his home in a western district of Cairo, his wife, Manal Hassan, tweeted, saying he had been "beaten" during the arrest.</p> <p>The prosecution ordered his arrest Wednesday along with that of another prominent activist, Ahmed Maher, for allegedly defying a law banning all but police-sanctioned protests.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131128/leading-secular-activist-arrested-egypt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdel Fattah Alaa Abd El-Fattah Egypt AFP Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:45:54 +0000 6003143 at http://www.globalpost.com Leading secular activist arrested in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131128/leading-secular-activist-arrested-egypt-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A leading secular activist, Alaa Abdel Fatah, was arrested on Thursday, his wife said. after having been accused of inciting protests in violation of a controversial new law.</p> <p>Security services arrested Alaa Abdel Fattah from his home in a western district of Cairo, his wife, Manal Hassan, tweeted, saying she had been "beaten" during the arrest.</p> <p>The prosecution ordered his arrest Wednesday along with that of another prominent activist, Ahmed Maher, for allegedly defying a law banning all but police-sanctioned protests.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131128/leading-secular-activist-arrested-egypt-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdel Fattah Alaa Abd El-Fattah Egypt AFP Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:46:07 +0000 6003145 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt police fire tear gas as Islamists defy protest law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131129/egypt-police-fire-tear-gas-islamists-defy-protest-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police fired tear gas Friday at Islamists who demonstrated in Egypt, defying a new law banning unauthorised protests that has also angered activists following the arrest of a prominent blogger.</p> <p>The Muslim Brotherhood had vowed to go ahead regardless with the weekly protests it has organised after noon prayers ever since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was overthrown in a July 3 "military coup".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131129/egypt-police-fire-tear-gas-islamists-defy-protest-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaa Abd El-Fattah Education Egypt War AFP Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:32:38 +0000 6003835 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt police fire tear gas as Islamists defy protest law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131129/egypt-police-fire-tear-gas-islamists-defy-protest-law-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police fired tear gas Friday at Islamists who demonstrated in Egypt, defying a new law banning unauthorised protests that has also angered activists following the arrest of a prominent blogger.</p> <p>The Muslim Brotherhood had vowed to go ahead regardless with the weekly protests it has organised after noon prayers ever since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was overthrown in a July 3 military coup.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131129/egypt-police-fire-tear-gas-islamists-defy-protest-law-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaa Abd El-Fattah Education Egypt War AFP Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:33:56 +0000 6003844 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt court sentences prominent activist to 15 years in jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140611/egypt-court-sentences-prominent-activist-15-years-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Egypt court sentences prominent activist to 15 years in jail</p> <p>CAIRO, June 11 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian court sentenced on Wednesday in absentia prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to 15 years in jail on charges of protesting without state permission, state-run Ahram website reported.</p> <p>Abdel Fattah was one of the leading activists who helped spearhead the massive protests that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140611/egypt-court-sentences-prominent-activist-15-years-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdel Fattah Alaa Abd El-Fattah Egypt Technology War Xinhua News Agency Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:30:26 +0000 6172933 at http://www.globalpost.com