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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Latest posts by Noha Atef

Egypt: A Blogger Attacked in His House

At noon today, while Egyptian bloggers were in their jobs, or browsing the Internet, a Twitter message reached those following prominent blogger Wael Abbas, which read: My mother and I...

Egypt: A Blogger Disappears After His Release

Although he was released by the Public Prosecutor, Egyptian blogger Abdel Rahman Fares (25 ) is still missing. Fares who blogs at Lesani Howa Qalami (My Tongue is My Pen)...

Egypt : Detained Bloggers complain Torture and Ill treatment

[ Update- Dia Eddin Gad has been released today ] While the recent months have been witnessing a considerable number of arrests to Egyptian bloggers, most of them are facing...

Egypt: Two Bloggers Were Tortured During Detention

Two bloggers were separately tortured in Egyptian State Security headquarters. One of them is now released, while the other has been receiving treatment in prison. After his release, the Egyptian...

Egypt: Detained blogger Ahmed Abou Doma is at risk of torture

The detained blogger was mentally and physically abused in Al-Khalifa police station, while being transferred to prison. He was beaten up by sticks and his body was standing in a...

Two Egyptian bloggers arrested and held in unknown locations in less than a month

An Egypt Facebook activist was abducted by Police soliders, who attacked his home at 3:30am, shortly before the break of dawn. Rami El- Swaisi, 21, was taken to an unknown...

German-Egyptian blogger is released after 5 Days of Mental Abuse

I was repeatedly questioned about everything and I was terrified. Although I was not abused physically, I was blind-folded all the time. Officers kept saying to me, and I was...

Egyptian: Second blogger arrested in less than a week

In less than a week, two Egyptian bloggers were arrested. The recent arrest occurred yesterday, February 9th, 2009, when central security forces broke into Diaa Eddin Gad, the owner of...

Egyptian Quranist Blogger Released

Egyptian blogger Reda Abdel-Rahman (32) is freed on January 23, 2009, after being detained since last October. Reda is a social worker at a Religious Institute affiliated to Al-Azhar. The...

Egypt: Police Continue to Harrass Bloggers and Activists

Egyptian bloggers, who sometimes double as activists, continue to face the wrath of officials, and are being targeted in the latest attempt by officials to crackdown on humanitarian support to...

Egypt: Conference to Call for Blogger Release; Another Held in a Military Camp

Egyptian cyberactivists are gathering for a conference being held in Cairo tomorrow (December 4), to call for the release of young Egyptian blogger Mohamed Adel. Meanwhile, blogger Mohamed Khairi, is...

Missing Egyptian Blogger Detained in State Security Headquarters

Egyptian blogger Mohamed Adel has been missing for five days - five days in which nobody heard from him or knew of his whereabouts. Now, the Arabic Network for Human...

Egypt: one blogger disappeared and another still in custody despite court order

Blogger Mohammad Adel who runs the blog Maeit (already dead!) disappeared since Friday, November 21, 2008. As reported by Wael Abbas on Twitter, Adel was supposedly going to meet with...

An Egyptian internet writer and blogger still detained and his family is threatened to be killed

The mother and two sisters of the Egyptian blogger and Internet writer Reda Abdul Rahman were threaten to be killed, when they tried to ask state security agents about the...

Deprived of using the university dormitories because of blogging

Ahmed Abdel Kawi , meeting all the necessary conditions to use his university housing, so, the decision of his exclusion was strongly condemned by the Arabic Network for Human Rights...

An Egyptian blogger is out of jail provided that he stop blogging

After being in jail for more than 2 months, the Egyptian blogger Mohamed Refaat was set free. Mohamed told Add-Dostour daily newspaper that the state security officers insisted that he...

A statement to the Egyptian general prosecutor seeking the release of a blogger

Today a number of Egyptian artists and human rights activists submitted a statement to the General Prosecutor, demanding the release of blogger activist and novelist Mosaad Abu Fajr, who has...

Egyptian blogger arrested since July

A young Egyptian blogger Mohamed Refaat has being in jail since July, though the editor of the blog Matabbat was ordered to be released. The Prosecution accused Refaat of calling...

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