“Akher Al-Ankoud” .. Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif leaves Qanater prison
Today, Thursday, the Egyptian Prisons Authority released activist Sanaa Seif, 28, after the end of her one-and-a-half-year sentence, days after her brother, prominent political and human rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was sentenced to five years in prison.
Through a short tweet on Twitter, Mona Seif (the middle sister of both Alaa and Sana) announced the release of her younger sister, nicknamed “Akher Al-Ankoud”, a title given to the youngest son in the family.
Sanaa spent a year and a half in prison after the authorities accused her of “publishing and broadcasting false news about the spread of the Corona virus in Egyptian prisons and misusing social media.”
Sana on the asphalt 💃🥳💃 pic.twitter.com/CbGO8AXZP6
— Mona Seif (@Monasosh) December 23, 2021
Police arrested the young activist in June 2020 when she was outside the Public Prosecutor’s office trying to file a complaint about the conditions of her brother Alaa Abdel Fattah’s detention.
Last Monday, the Emergency State Security Court issued a sentence to imprisonment for 5 years, Alaa Abdel-Fattah, with a fine of 200,000 pounds (a dollar equals about 15.7 pounds), as well as the imprisonment of human rights lawyer Mohamed Al-Baqer and activist Mohamed Ibrahim (Oxygen) for 4 years on the famous charge related to By “spreading false news”, amid local and international human rights criticism.
It is noteworthy that Alaa, Mona and Sana are the children of the late lawyer Seif Al-Islam Abdel-Fattah and the academic Laila Soueif, a family famous for its continuous political struggle in Egypt over recent years.
In a tweet on Twitter, prominent human rights defender Gamal Eid called on the Egyptian Attorney General to investigate the attacks on Seif’s family.
Sanaa Seif was released after spending a year and a half in prison on an unjust accusation.
Isn’t it time for the Public Prosecutor to start an investigation into the brutal attacks on Seif’s family, which he knows about through a communication and link, and they are still among others waiting for justice?
— Gamal Eid (@gamaleid) December 23, 2021
— Monitor Network (@RassdNewsN) December 23, 2021
Congratulations to Sanaa Seif, you are finally out
So that people who go from emptiness to emptiness are not preoccupied with such news, we note that Sana has spent her entire period of imprisonment uncompromised!
Neither the system has changed, nor is there a new trend in the field of liberties, nor is there a new approach to killing chicks!
— Selim Azzouz (@selimazouz1) December 23, 2021
I don’t know how to stop thinking about Sana Seif. She and I have been together in prison for 6 years. She went out and came back while I was there. Then I got out. I travelled. left behind. I applied for a master’s degree and started it, worked… and Sana is still locked up.
For 6 years, Sana has been locked up without doing anything… It hurts, that this has become normal. #freedom_for_sana pic.twitter.com/FCEhD8JyWQ
— Aya Hijazi (@_AyaHijazi_) September 17, 2020
— Ghada Najib (@Ghadanajeb) December 23, 2021