“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.”

Sanaa Seif was imprisoned more than once because of her stances (social networking sites)

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.

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