Alaa Abd El-Fatah ... is a prominent Egyptian blogger, software developer, and democracy activist. He is known for co-founding (along with wife Manal) the Egyptian blog aggregator “Manalaa”. (...)
On Sunday, May 7, 2006, Abd El-Fatah was arrested during a peaceful protest which spoke out on behalf of an independent Egyptian judiciary. His arrest, along with that of several other bloggers and democracy activists, spurred a protest by others around the world, some of whom created a new blog, “Free Alaa”, devoted to calling for his release from jail.
In the meantime, a Googlebomb campaign has been started to associate the word “Egypt” with the Free Alaa blog, so that people wanting to learn about Egypt hear of this case.
[Via Seth Finkelstein.]
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