This post was originally published on Global Voices Advocacy by Rasha Abdulla. Alaa Abdel Fattah was a participant at the Arab Bloggers Meeting, less than four weeks ago.
Egypt’s veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah (@alaa) was detained today (Sunday, Oct. 30) for 15 days pending investigation after refusing to be interrogated by a military investigator, insisting on his right to be tried before a civil court.
Ahmad Gharbeia is an advocate of open source software and open content based in Cairo, Egypt. He frequently trains bloggers how to publish information securely and anonymously, and was part of the team that translated Tactical Technology Collective’sSecurity in-a-Box toolkit into Arabic. He is @agharbeia on Twitter.