My Son Is Not Alone. Millions of Young People Commit His Crime

Laila Soueif published an op-ed in the New York Times about her son Alaa Abd El Fattah: “Why is my son, Alaa Abd El Fattah, in prison? He is one of tens of thousands of political prisoners in Egypt. He has been there for more than seven years, across different governments, with little hope for a way out. He has stood trial many times and will be sentenced again on Monday. His crime is that, like millions of young people in Egypt and far beyond, he believed another world was possible. And he dared to try to make it happen.”