Ahdaf Souief

Imprisoned activist Alaa Abd El Fattah speaks from Tora

Imprisoned activist Alaa Abd El Fattah speaks from Tora

Alaa and wife, Manal, with new baby in January 2012 On prisons as sites of violations, extremism and boredom Friday, August 21, 2015 By Ahdaf Souief Alaa Abd El Fattah, outspoken software tecchie, blogger and political activist, has spoken to the media for the first time since he began serving his latest sentence at Tora Prison. Abd El Fattah is serving a five-year prison sentence for being at a civil gathering in front of the Shura Council in November 2013 to protest a constitutional provision allowing the military to court-martial civilians.