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Mahienour El-Masry is Free


Less than 48 hours after she was released from jail, Revolutionary Socialist and human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Masry restarted her organizing work with the Freedom for the Brave Campaign choosing to focus on mobilizing to free all women political prisoners.

On Sunday 21 September, an Alexandria judge suspended El-Masry’s 6-months sentence for breaking the Protest Law, cancelled a $7000 fine she was earlier hit with, and ordered her released.

This was a small victory for all those of us who spent the past 9 months campaigning against the repressive law that has sent thousands of peaceful protesters to jail.

It comes on the heels of activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah leaving jail on bail in a similar case last week.

There is no doubt in our minds that a courageous campaign of hunger strikes by 80 prisoners and more than 250 supporters played no small role in putting pressure on the Egyptian authorities.

We like to thank all of our friends who showed solidarity with Mahienour and all political prisoners in Egypt. We vow to continue the fight to free all the thousands in jail, to end the Protest Law in order to build a democratic Egypt.

We know we can count on your support.