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Sanaa Seif

Sanaa Seif


The question is: is the revolution over? For me the revolution is a state, the revolutionary state or whatever you want to call it, and it is not over. Defiantly not.

Sanaa Seif is a student and human rights defender, who became actively involved in the peaceful demonstrations during the Egyptian revolution in 2011. She is also a member of No to Military Trials for Civilians. When she was 17 years old, she launched the independent newspaper "Al-gornal" with a few friends, to address issues at the heart of the Arab Spring, that quickly became very popular. Sanaa Seif belongs to a well known and very politically active family and she is the sister of human rights defender Mr Alaa Abd El Fattah.

A significant crackdown on civil society in Egypt has been taking place since 2014. HRDs face an extremely challenging situation due to restrictions imposed on civil society and peaceful public gatherings and protests, travel bans, the arrest and sentencing of HRDs, bloggers, journalists and protesters, as well as an ongoing smear campaign against human rights groups.