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Alaa Abdel Fattah: A timeline of an Egyptian blogger's dissent and determination

Alaa Abdel Fattah is an Egyptian blogger, software developer, and an iconic symbol of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Activism runs in his family. Unfortunately, so does imprisonment.

Alaa's late father was a prominent human rights attorney who was jailed for five years under Hosni Mubarak's regime. His mother is a political activist. One of his sisters, Mona Seif, is a founding member of 'No Military Trials for Civilians', a group raising awareness of civilian detainees summoned by military prosecutors, while his youngest sister, Sanaa Seif, is currently behind bars for demanding the release of all unjustly detained political prisoners. Alaa has been arrested or investigated under every Egyptian leader in his lifetime.

Featured below is a timeline highlighting some of the cases brought to court against Alaa under the regimes of Hosni Mubarak, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Mohammed Morsi, Adly Mansour, and Egypt's current head of state, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

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