Stories about Middle East & North Africa from March, 2019
#WelcomeHomeAlaa: Egyptian revolution activist Alaa Abd El Fattah released after five years in prison
Alaa was a leading voice among Egyptian bloggers and technology activists in Cairo approaching and during the Egyptian Revolution.
Al-Najjar was arrested over tweets calling for the release of prisoners of conscience in the Emirates.
The bill prescribes lengthy prisons sentences, including life imprisonment, for speech-related offences.
The #FreeAlaa campaign reassured supporters that the delay is not a cause for concern for now.
Shawkan, who was working for Demotix at the time of his arrest, spent almost four years in pre-trial detention.
Netizen Report: Two of Egypt’s leading digital activists await their release from prison, after years behind bars
Alaa and Shawkan are still waiting to get out, Algeria's internet is faltering, and Nepal has a new IT bill.