The Timelines are all about Alaa Abd El Fattah.
In what has been described as a Tweet Storm, an international solidarity campaign on social media platforms has started at midnight Egypt’s time. Users have changed their profile pictures into Alaa Abdel Fattah famous red picture and their timelines are filled with his quotes with the hashtag #FreeAlaa .
He is accused of organizing a demonstration in 2013 to pressure the constitution committee to amend the article allowing civilians to undergo military trials.
The demonstration -that took place at the Shura Council in 2013 — was organized by The No Military Trials for civilians group where a committee -of 50 public figures- was writing the new constitution.
The organisers of the demonstration submitted official confession claiming full responsibility for the demonstration and that Alaa had nothing to do with organizing it. The prosecution ignored the confessions and moved the case forward, pressing charges against Alaa that included assaulting a police officer, public indecency and organizing an illegal protest.
Thousands of Egyptians have been detained in a crackdown on political opponents since Egypt’s military removed Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi from power in July 2013. Those imprisoned include many activists like Abd El Fattah, Maheinour elMasry and Youssef Shaaban who were also opposing Morsi.