Monday, April 14, 2008

FREE Israa Abdel Fatah

"A number of youths participating on the well known site 'Face Book' called for a new strike on the 4th of May which coincides with the birthday of President Mubarak. The organizers of the strike declared that they chose this day in particular to 'celebrate the birthday of the President'.

The protesters issued a statement that was circulated over more than one group calling for the 4th of May strike, in which they declared that they will organize a new strike, and they will grant the government a grace period of 28 days to carry out their demands: to provide a minimum limit for wages for all positions, conduct investigation to stop price rising, prevent monopoly, and release all detainees, on top of them is Israa Abdel Fatah.

It is noted that the protestors directed their call to the youths in particular, as the statement mentioned a clear and express idea to youths to be available intensively at the announced places of strike. They are the hope for change, not the political parties, as the statement indicated." Read More at AlMasry AlYoum.

About my Hero:
  • Name: Israa Abdul Fatah
  • Age: 28
  • Address: Benha, Egypt
  • Occupation: Human Resources Coordinator at a private company in Madinat Nasr
  • Crime: Started a FaceBook group calling for a general strike on April 6th. In a few days, over 70,ooo joined the group
  • Detention Date: Morning of April 6th, Israa was detained among a large number of the April 6th group members.
  • Update: Israa was acquitted and was supposed to be released Monday, April 14 but simply disappeared (re-apprehended and sent back to prison).


Anonymous said...

adi akhra alli yemshi wra al3yal!

Friends of Shayfeen said...

Thank You for educating me.

I saw a mention of her on Facebook page...

I started a page... Friends Of Shayfeen on Facebook

Thanks and by

Anonymous said...

واعدوا العده ما استطعم... استعدوا لحرب 4 مايوا ... جهاد فى سبيل الله والوطن

Patrick said...

Update of update. Esra has been officially released, but has been politically detained and no one knows where she is. What are the Egyptians doing about it? The usual NOTHING.Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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