Hi there,

Democracy Now is committed to bringing you the stories and perspectives you won't hear anywhere else, from the peace activists demanding an end to war to Indigenous leaders fighting to stop fossil fuel extraction and save the planet. Our independent reporting is only possible because we’re funded by you—not by the weapons manufacturers when we cover war or gun violence, not by the oil, gas, coal, or nuclear companies when we cover the climate crisis. Can you donate $10 today to keep us going strong? Every dollar makes a difference. Right now a generous donor will DOUBLE your donation, making it twice as valuable to Democracy Now! Please do your part today, and thank you so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


Egyptian Court Sentences Leading Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah to 5 More Years in Prison

HeadlineDec 21, 2021

An emergency court in Egypt has sentenced human rights activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah to an additional five years in prison. The court also handed down four-year sentences to other prominent prisoners: the human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer and the blogger Mohamed Ibrahim, who is known as “Mohamed Oxygen.” All three were charged with “spreading false news undermining national security.” Alaa Abd El-Fattah was a leading figure in the 2011 uprising that led to the fall of Egypt’s longtime U.S.-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak. After headlines, we’ll go to Egypt for the latest.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation