Fattah, an Egyptian progressive activist was re-arrested from the police station last month after authorities started cracking down on protesters against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.Full Story
Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah was a leading voice in the 2011 Arab Spring that toppled Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship.Full Story
Sisi took power in Egypt during a 2013 military coup that ousted then President Mohammad Morsi from office.
"I'm not concerned with it. Egypt has a great leader. He's highly respected," the U.S. president declared.
Mahienour el-Massry, a political activist and human rights advocate, has already been imprisoned twice for her taking part in protests.
Such demonstrations are rare after Egypt effectively banned protests under a law passed following the 2013 military ouster of ex-president Mohamed Morsi.
Small but rare demonstrations took place across Egypt as President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is accused of corruption and embezzling public funds by activists.
The Muslim Brotherhood leaders were also top officials of late President Mohamed Morsi who was ousted from power by a military coup in 2013.
The French president invited his Egyptian counterpart to the G7 summit confusing human rights groups who said the invitation is “a striking choice.”
Human rights groups had denounced intentions to “whitewash” the Egyptian government from its abuses.
Egypt has been accused to be responsible of “a torture epidemic,” and has one of the worst records worldwide on abuse.