The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Droubi released!

Finally some good news for a change.....

Youth for Change activist, Ahmad Yasser el-Droubi, was released today. Droubi was among the first group of pro-judges activists to be arrested last April, and spent his prison time in Tora. The State Security prosecutor has decided to release him, based oh his medical conditions. Droubi is diabetic, and his health was deteriorating in detention.
I spoke with Droubi over the phone. He's home with his family, and in high spirits, looking forward to meet all of his friends and fellow activists.

I thought of sharing the happy news with you, as there was nothing good coming out of Cairo for sometime.

Mabrouk ya shabab!