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Ahmed Maher

Ahmed Maher is an Egyptian activist who led protests against Mohamed Morsi. He has been in jail since 2013 for protesting against anti-demonstration laws introduced by Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

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Egyptians have protested against the regime since 1977

03 June, 2015

Comment: Suffering from the corrupt policies of subsequent regimes and the impact of economic liberalism, Egyptians have been taking to the streets since 1977, says Ahmed Maher.

Fighting for the right to criticise in Sisi's Egypt

15 May, 2015

Comment: Criticism should be a part of any healthy public debate, but critical voices in Egypt are struggling to make themselves heard, says Ahmed Maher.

How can Egyptians trust the history they are taught?

15 April, 2015

Comment: When so much of what Egyptians are told is what their leaders want them to hear, is it any wonder that they don't believe anything, says Ahmed Maher.

Egypt's April 6 movement: we are not going away

07 April, 2015

Comment: Rights movement continues to fight for its objectives and peacefully oppose injustice, says Ahmed Maher, one of group's founders.

Repeating Mubarak's mistakes but expecting different results

25 March, 2015

Comment: Mubarak's policies of prosperity for the wealthy and penury for the poor drove the Egyptian revolution that forced him from power. Does Sisi really expect any different?

Egyptians have become immune to their country's horrors

18 March, 2015

Comment: Egyptian society is becoming increasingly more violent and brutal as it itself is brutalized.

Egypt's judiciary: Ahmed al-Zend and his brotherhood

15 February, 2015

Comment: Ahmed Maher, co-founder of the 6 April youth movement that organised protests leading to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's ousting, discusses corruption in the Egyptian judicial system.

Where is the justice in Egypt?

06 February, 2015

Comment: Egypt has a minister transitional justice. So where is he and what has he done, asks Ahmed Maher, as he sits in a jail cell for opposing Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's anti-protest laws.

Maher: One year in prison, one year of injustice

04 December, 2014

Egyptian activist Ahmed Maher organised protests against Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Three years later the army is back in control, and Maher is in prison. Here, he writes from solitary confinement.

Ahmed Maher
Ahmed Maher

Ahmed Maher is an Egyptian activist who led protests against Mohamed Morsi. He has been in jail since 2013 for protesting against anti-demonstration laws introduced by Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

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