Alaa Abd el-Fattah and the human rights situation in Egypt
Egypt currently counts more than 60.000 political prisoners. Activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah is amongst the most prominent ones and has been in and out of jail since 2011. On 20th December 2021 he was charged with “disseminating false news undermining national security” and sentenced for another 5 years in prison.
His story shows that the human rights situation in Egypt can only be understood when taking political prisoners and the violation of their rights under consideration. In his recently released book, titled “You have not yet been defeated”, he addresses us – the people outside of prison and those living in different political contexts – to take action for human rights in Egypt and internationally.
A Podcast with:
• Mona Seif, Alaa Abdel’s sister
• Amar Magdi, Human Rigths Watch
• Jillian York, Electronic Frontier Foundation
• Moderated by William Noah Glucroft
• Readings by Katharine Halls
Event Heinrich Böll Foundation: https://greencampus.boell.de/de/afar/event%3Aalaa-abd-el-fattah-you-hav…
This podcast was produced by the Middle East and North Africa division at the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Picture / Painting: Yasin Mohamed. Picture used with permission of the artist, all rights reserved.