————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff January 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en to go further Award-winning blogger about to be releasedBlogger, Alaa Abd El-Fatah, is due to be released in the evening of 21 June or the morning of 22 June at the latest, his wife said. She did not know if her husband still faced charges. The prosecutor decided on his release on 20 June.Alaa Abd El-Fatah was arrested on 7 May 2006 while he was taking part in a demonstration in front of a Cairo court. He was accused of “illegal gathering” (in violation of the emergency law), “obstructing traffic”, “insulting President Mubarak” and “insulting police officers during his arrest”.Alaa Abd El-Fatah is co-author of Manal and Alaa’s Bit Bucket, jointly awarded a 2005 best blog prize by Reporters Without Borders and German media Deutsche Welle.———————–6.06.2006Authorities release two bloggers, hold three others for two more weeksReporters Without Borders noted the release on 4 June of bloggers Malek Mostafa and Asmaa Ali. Mostafa was arrested on 26 April while Ali was arrested on 7 May. The authorities have meanwhile ordered that three other bloggers – Alaa Abd El-Fatah, Mohamed Sharkawy and Karim El-Shaer – should be held for two more weeks. All five were arrested for taking part in demonstrations.—————————–11.05.2006 Follow the news on Egypt Blogger Alaa Abd El-Fatah was released today at about 14:00 GMT from the police station in which he had been held since yesterday. His wife said he spent 24 hours standing in a small cell. She said he was also beaten, but she was not sure if it was by his cellmates or police officers. The authorities had not intended to free him until tomorrow. It seems they brought his release forward because his family and friends were demonstrating outside the police station.The public prosecutor yesterday ordered that bloggers Mohamed Sharkawy and Karim El-Shaer should be held for another two weeks.——————-20.06.06 News Support for detained award-winning blogger Alaa Abd El-Fatah February 1, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for blogger Alaa Abd El-Fatah and his family following El-Fatah’s arrest along with 10 other people while demonstrating outside a Cairo court on 7 May. Three of the 10 have since been released.El-Fatah has been charged with illegal assembly (in violation of the state of emergency law), blocking traffic, insulting President Mubarak, and verbal abuse of police officers at the time of his arrest. Reporters Without Borders called for his release in a letter to the Egyptian authorities on 9 May on the grounds that the charges do not warrant his being kept in custody.Around 70 government opponents and dissidents have been arrested since the start of a wave protest in April that began when two judges called for the complete independence of Egypt’s courts and an investigation into the last presidential election.The detainees include five other bloggers who were arrested while taking part in demonstrations : Malek Mostafa, Mohammed Adel (freed on 27 May), Mohammed Sharkawy, Karim El Shaer and Asmaa Ali.El-Fatah is the co-author of Manal and Alaa’s Bit Bucket, a blog that won a prize in a competition organised by Reporters Without Borders and the German media Deutsche Welle last October. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News June 22, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police free award-winning blogger Alaa Abd El-Fatah Help by sharing this information Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison
SpaceX Twitter(SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif.) — SpaceX lit up the night sky in Southern California on Sunday, and sent gawkers from across the region craning their necks to the sight.Officially, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk was launching its Falcon 9 rocket into space to deliver SAOCOM 1A, an Argentine satellite, into orbit. The launch marked the 30th successful landing of a rocket booster, according to the company. It was also the first West Coast landing of an orbital class rocket booster on land, SpaceX said.But unofficially, it just looked really darn cool.The launch sent a red-orange streak across the sky in the area of its launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County before boosters sent white and yellow pulsating beams of light into the black night sky.The rocket lifted off at about 7:21 p.m. local time, and landed about 12 minutes later after delivering its package to orbit.Social media immediately lit up with photos of the launch. SpaceX got in on the action themselves, sharing four photos of the dazzling light display.While Musk has dealt with a host of setbacks with his car company, Tesla, including a $20 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and in his personal life, including a libel lawsuit, but SpaceX has been relatively unscathed.The company made headlines last month when Musk held a press conference to announce the first “space tourist” — a Japanese billionaire who will be launched around the moon on the company’s Big Falcon Rocket in 2023.Earlier this year, on Feb. 6, the Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, launching a red Tesla Roadster driven by a Starman mannequin.SpaceX caused a bit of concern in December 2017 when they launched a similar rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Residents of Southern California were unsure of what the bright light shooting across the sky was at the time.Panic was kept to a minimum this time as observers mostly just enjoyed the sight. The Air Force advised residents of the launch on Sunday last week.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.