Thursday, December 23, 2021

Sanaa Seif is Free

It was not a real bad week for the Seifs after all as their youngest sibling and renowned activist Sanaa Seif has been released after serving an 18-months-prison sentence on Thursday.

Sanaa is free and she returned home.

Sanaa Seif and Toka
Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif and her dog Toka after
returning home on Thursday "Mona Seif 

The youngest Seif activist was sentenced by a Cairo criminal court in March 18 months in prison over spreading news.

In June 2020, She was arrested on charges of spreading false news on her Facebook account when she spoke about the spread of coronavirus in prisons, which the Ministry of interior totally denied.

According to the law , her prison sentence period is deducted from her pretrial detention and so she officially completed her sentence.

Sanaa surprised everybody when she did not challenge the court ruling when it was issued in March.

She said that she was tired.

This is the third sentence the 27-year-old Seif has been handed since 2013.

Dr Laila Soeuif with her daughters Mona and Sanaa
Seif (Mona Seif) on Thursday

Seif was sentenced to three years in prison and received a presidential pardon in September 2015 after having served 15 months.

Moreover, she was sentenced to six months in prison in 2016 for “insulting the judiciary”.

On Monday , Sanaa’s elder brother activist and blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah was sentenced five years in prison by the Cairo Emergency State Security Misdemeanor Court for spreading false news and other charges.

His co-defendants,his own lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer and blogger Mohamed Oxygen were sentenced 4 years on charges related to the spread of false news too in the same trial.

By the way, several political activists above them Esraa Abdel Fattah were released pending investigation in 2021.

Hopefully soon inshallah Alaa will join his family outside the prison as a free man.

1 comment:

  1. Zeinobia,
    I have been following your blog for years... I must commend your journalistic coverage of Egyptian news in a way we don't find on mainstream news. Keep up the good work.


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