Abdul Rahman Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

Al-Qaradawi, along with 25 other defendants, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2017 for his comments made on social media and in interviews for allegedly “attempting to… More

Writers at Risk Database

Galal El-Behairy

Targeted for his lyrics in the protest song "Balaha" and a book of poetry entitled The Finest Women on Earth, El-Behairy was detained in March 2018 and tortured in… More

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Alaa Abd El Fattah

Abd El Fattah, a pioneering technological activist and blogger, was arrested in 2014 for political organizing and served five years in prison until March 2019. He was re-arrested six… More

Writers at Risk Database

Ahmed Naji

Charged with 'violating public modesty' for sexual content in his novel The Use of Life, Naji served 10 months in prison in 2016. After a prolonged legal battle during… More

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Fatima Naoot

Long famous for her politically-charged poetry, Naoot was sentenced to three years in prison in 2016 for defaming Islam in a Facebook post critical of the Eid al-Adha tradition… More

Alaa Abd El Fattah | Status: Detained | Egypt

Alaa Abd El Fattah is an Egyptian activist, software developer, and blogger. After being sentenced to a month of jail in absentia, he received a five years sentence in… More