May 10, 2006


I am really shocked! Alaa Ahmed Seif al-Islam, an Egyptian pro democracy activist was apprehended by the Egyptian authorities in a crackdown on protests. Alaa and Manal, his wife are popular for their strong voices in the award winning blog Manal and Alaa's Bit Bucket.

'On The Face' blog has a good roundup of the latest news on Alaa. People have set up a blog called "Free Alaa" to spread the news and protests.

Bloggers around the world are protesting this outrageous act of the Egyptian authorities. If are a blogger you should also participate.

Update: Alaa is well and blogging from Prison.

Tag: Egypt


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