Noha Atef

An Egyptian journalist and editor of Tortureinegypt.net blog, I'm interested in human rights causes. My joy is to learn something new and to help others. I love Egypt and have been living in it, but i fell that my home country is the whole world!

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Egypt: A Facebook User in A Military Court

Many of Egyptian Facebook users are both surprised and outraged by the military trial of one of them; Ahmad Hassan Bassiouny, is one of the 2.4 million Egyptians on Facebook,...

Egypt: Blogger Released After More Than two Years in Detention

After about three years of detention, the Egyptian blogger Mus'ad Abu Fagr was finally released on Tuesday, June 13th, 2010. Though more than eight release orders were issued to him...

Egypt: a blogger sent to a military court for a post he published a year ago

For the first time in Egypt, a blogger is to be sent to a military court because of his writing online. Ahmad Mostafa (student) wrote on his blog Maza Asabak...

Egypt: Appeal Court cancels The Sentence against blogger Wael Abbas

Egyptian appeal court has acquitted blogger Wael Abbas after being sentenced to six months by a lower court. The sentence came last November after an altercation on April 2009 between...

Interview with blogger Wael Abbas and call for support!

On November 11th, 2009, prominent Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas has been sentenced in absentia to 6 months in jail and LE 500 pounds (92 USD) as a judiciary bail, as...

Egypt: blogger Wael Abbas sentenced to jail. Another still in prison despite judicial release order

The prominent Egypt blogger Wael Abbas has been sentenced 6 months in jail and LE 500 pounds (92 USD) as a judiciary bail, as a lawsuit was filed against him...

Egypt: In Cairo International Airport …Be Careful if You Are A Blogger!

Meanwhile leading NGOs and studies centers all over the world becoming more interested in listening to the Arab bloggers and their digital activism, the Egyptian bloggers have bad luck in...

Two Egyptian Bloggers to Stay in Jail

Two separate orders were issued last week to prolong the detention of two Egyptian bloggers. The first is yet another arrest order for Mus'ad Abu Fagr, who has been arrested...

Egypt: Blogger warned by state security if he goes on writing on the internet

The Egyptian blogger Abdel Rahman Fares was summoned to State Security headquarters, where he was blamed for his online writings. Fares was warned that he would be arrested if he...

Egypt: Detained blogger assaulted and asked to convert to Islam in exchange for his freedom

The lawyer of the arrested blogger Hani Nazeer still not allowed to visit his client. However, the Christian blogger Nazeer managed to contact The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information...

Egypt: 2 Bloggers Released and Another Still Disappeared (podcast)

Two out of the three bloggers who were arrested on July 22, 2009 are now free. Abdel Rahman Ayyash and Magdy Saad were released after six days of arrest at...

Egypt: Three Bloggers Arrested On the Same Day

Today, July 22, 2009, seems to be a start of a series of crackdown on bloggers in Egypt, as 3 young bloggers were arrested separately. The first blogger is Ahmad...

Egypt: A Week of ‘Bad News’ for bloggers

Last week ended up with a number of bad news for some Egyptian bloggers. Diaa Eddin Gad from Sawt Ghadeb (Angry Voice), is harassed by State Security police. Diaa, who...

Egypt: Police Asks For Information about visitors of ‘Political Websites’

After detaining more than 100 blogger in 2008 alone, Egypt is now using a new technique in controlling the internet freedom, as police officers asked an internet café owner to...

Egyptian Blogger to Pay a Heavy Fine For Reporting On Environmental Pollution

The Egyptian blogger Tamer Mabrouk was punished yesterday, not by being sent to a prison cell, but was fined L.E. 2500 (446 USD), and civil compensation of L.E. 40.000 (7272...

Egypt: A Blogger is Behind Bars Because of “Exploiting The Democratic Climate”

After being detained for 15 days under investigation, the Egyptian blogger Ahmed Mohsen is to still imprisoned, as he is accused of "Exploiting the democratic climate to overthrow the government"....

Egypt: Local Report Documents Violations against 43 Internet Users

The prominent Egyptian NGO Hisham Mubarak Center for Law (HMCL) issued a report, titled “Egypt on the Crossroad …2008“, documenting the status of freedom of expression in the country during...

Egypt: A New Detention Order for a Blogger Arrested Since 2007

In an unexplained action, Egyptian Ministry of Interior issued a new detention order for blogger and activist, Mos'ad Abu Fagr. The detained blogger was transferred again to Borg El Arab...

Egypt: An Appeal For The Imprisonment Of A Blogger

An appeal for the sentence on the Egyptian blogger Ahmad Saad Abou Doma was presented yesterday. Lawyers from Hisham Mubarak center for Legal Aid requested the cancellation of a sentence...

Egypt: Blogger Abu Fagr Remains Detained Despite Eight Release Orders

Today will mark one week since the eighth release order has been made for Egyptian blogger Mos'ad Suleiman Hassan (a.k.a. Mos'ad Abu Fagr); Despite that fact, Fagr remains locked at...

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