#FreeAlaa is hitting social media hard

Egypt has been a hot spot demonstrating the power of social media for three years now. The latest activism is coming in the form of an attempt to have one of their own released from prison.

Egyptian activist, Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested on Thursday in a violent attack at his residence.

On Tuesday, protestors in Egypt were violently dispersed after a new law banning street protests was put into effect. Fifty-one people were arrested, among them Fattah’s sister, Mona Seif, and according to a running press release out of Cairo by Omar Robert Hamilton, they were beaten, tortured and sexually harassed.

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