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Sharif Abdel Kouddous’ Exclusive Interview with Recently Freed Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah | The Nation

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Sharif Abdel Kouddous’ Exclusive Interview with Recently Freed Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah

After being released on bail following a 115-day detention, Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah sat down for an exclusive interview with Nation Institute fellow and Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous in Cairo on Sunday. Kouddous, who has chronicled Alaa’s persecution by Egyptian leadership for The Nation, spoke to the activist about his most recent arrest, his experience in solitary confinement and the military government's ongoing crackdown on dissent. Alaa still faces charges and tells Kouddous it's "quite likely" that he’ll be convicted and imprisoned again. "They are on a sentencing frenzy," he says, explaining that Egypt’s new protest law makes it easier to charge protesters. "It’s almost as if it’s a war on a whole generation." 
Justine Drennan

Editor’s note: The interview starts at 14:43

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