"The protest law is unconstitutional, activists Mahinour El-Massry, Omar Hazak and Ahmed Douma as well all those sentenced according to that law should be released, and a new law compatible with the constitution should be drafted."
Tweeting frequently, Nasserite Sabahi's most recent tweet was a comment commemorating the anniversary of the 1956 war and the invasion of Port Said by British and French forces.
فى عيد النصر تحية لبورسعيد، للمقاومة الشعبية ،لإرادة التحرر ، لكرامة اﻻحرار، للشعب المعلم وابنه البار جمال عبد الناصر.
— حمدين صباحي(@HamdeenSabahy) December 23, 2014
"On the anniversary of our victory, a salute to Port Said , to the popular resistance, to the will of liberation and to the dignity of the free people. A salute to the Egyptian people and their son, (former president) Gamal Abdel-Nasser."
3. Mohamed Morsi - @MuhammadMorsi
Number of followers: 2.15 million
Number of tweets: 1,209
Mohamed Morsi was ousted from the presidency in July 2013 following popular protests, and was since detained and charged with offences including incitement to murder. Nonetheless, Morsi’s official account is still active.
During his year-long presidency the account was used to publish official presidential statements. Now that he is in prison, the account is believed to be operated from abroad by a group of leading Muslim Brotherhood members.
The last series of tweets published on the account were on 25 October. They included a link to a statement from Morsi calling on the revolutionary youth not to recognise "the coup" against him.
النص الكامل لرسالة الدكتور محمد مرسي - رئيس جمهورية مصر العربية - إلى الشعب المصري https://t.co/gTu4ON6TBe pic.twitter.com/ha6rLYclUj
— د.محمد مرسي(@MuhammadMorsi) October 25, 2014
"The complete text of Dr. Mohamed Morsi, the president of Arab Republic of Egypt's message to the Egyptian people."
Morsi is facing several trials on charges including breaking out of prison in January 2011, espionage and high treason, and the killing of protesters at the presidential palace in December 2012.
4. Amr Hamzawy - @HamzawyAmr
Number of followers: 2.17 million
Follows: 10 accounts
Number of tweets: 5,525
Hamzawy, a liberal and a former MP, joined Twitter in March 2011.
He currently uses Twitter to inform followers about his writing, whether his column in Al-Shorouk newspaper or on other websites.
Interestingly the founder of Masr Al-Horreya party does not follow his wife, well-known actress Basma Ahmed, on Twitter. The accounts he follows on his official Twitter account are all news websites, except for that of his party.
The account is active on a daily basis, publishing links to Hamzawy's columns.
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5. Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh - @DrAbolfotoh
Number of followers: 1.79 million
Follows: 1 account
Number of tweets: 2,928
Abul-Fotouh, a prominent Islamist politician and former Muslim Brotherhood member, joined Twitter in April 2011.
The Twitter account of the former presidential candidate mainly tweets his statements in Arabic and his political comments on local and regional affairs.
The tweets of the founder of the Strong Egypt Party are often retweeted hundreds of times, as for instance his tweet about Mohamed Morsi's trial on 4 November 2013.
Although he supported the 2013 protests against Morsi’s presidency and the call for early presidential elections, Abul-Fotouh was against his ouster, as well as his trial.
المصريون الشرفاء ومنهم القضاة يبرؤن من المحاكمة الهزلية لأول رئيس منتخب ويلعنون كل من يشارك فى إهانة إرادة المصريين
— عبدالمنعم أبو الفتوح(@DrAbolfotoh) November 4, 2013
"The honourable Egyptians including the judges are innocent from that farcical trial of the first elected Egyptian president and they curse everyone participating in this insult to the will of Egyptians."
Abul-Fotouh's most recent tweet was published on 23 December 2014 and was a comment on the Tunisian presidential elections results.
اهنىء الشعب التونسي ببناء موءسساته بالطريق الديمقراطي السلمى.تحيةللصديق الراشد الغنوشى تحيةللصديق الطبيب المرزوقي. تهنئة للسبسى خادما لوطنه،
— عبدالمنعم أبو الفتوح(@DrAbolfotoh) December 23, 2014
"I congratulate the Tunisians on building their state institutions through the peaceful democratic path. A salute to my friend Rashed El-Ghanoushi, to my good friend Al-Marzouqi. Congratulations to Essebsi, a servant to his nation."
6. Naguib Sawiris - @NaguibSawiris
Number of followers: More than 1.71 million
Following: 122 accounts
Number of tweets: 4,984
Joining Twitter in July 2010, the famous telecommunications mogul and founder of the liberal Free Egyptians Party tweets on a daily basis, giving his opinions freely on a variety of topics.
Sawiris follows 150 accounts, including news websites, celebrities, as well as some non-celebrity users who he sometimes engages with.
Sometimes the billionaire’s tweets can land him in hot water, as in June 2011 when he posted a cartoon of Mickey Mouse wearing a jilbab and sporting an “Islamist” beard and Minnie Mouse wearing a niqab face veil.
7. Wael Ghoneim - @Ghonim
Number of followers: More 1.41 million
Following: 1,063 accounts
Number of tweets: 7,800
Ghoneim, a prominent youth activist and revolutionary, joined Twitter in 2009. Ghoneim played a role in the 2011 revolution as the co-founder of a Facebook page condemning the death of Khaled Said, who was killed by police. Ghoneim has remained prominent in Egypt and like other well-known youth activists has regularly faced criticism and accusations of treason from conservative media figures.
He recently announced that he would be leaving his job at Google to found a startup in social media and news with other two partners.
Ghoneim has tweeted little since 3 July 2013, the date of Mohamed Morsi’s ouster. He is currently residing in the US.
His tweet on 3 July 2013 in support of Morsi's ouster was retweeted more than a thousand times.
وعدت فأخلفت وأقصيت وفشلت وفرّقت فرحلت .. ربنا يحفظ مصر وشعبها ويكتب لينا نشوفها زي ما بنحلم بيها!
— Wael Ghoneim (@Ghonim) July 3, 2013
"You (Morsi) promised and broke your promise, you excluded and failed, you divided us and now you leave. God bless Egypt and its people. May God let us see Egypt as we dream it can be."
8. Ayman Nour - @AymanNour
Number of followers: More than 1.4 million
Following: 16.9 thousand
Number of tweets: 6,086
Nour, an opposition figure who ran against Hosni Mubarak in the presidential elections of 2005, is very active on Twitter.
The founder of the liberal Ghad El-Thawra party tweets his official statements, suggestions and thoughts on Twitter on a regular basis.
Currently residing in Lebanon, Nour, who still supports Mohamed Morsi, follows over 16,000 accounts, from journalists to political figures to ordinary people.
Nour has recently created a controversy when he tweeted a proposal for a “national charter” to overcome polarisation and division among Egypt's revolutionary political parties and powers. He also called for people to send him suggestions via email or Twitter on what should be included in this charter.
9. Gameela Ismail - @GameelaIsmail
Number of followers: More than 1.26 million
Following: 683 accounts
Number of tweets: 10.1 thousand
Ismail, a former MP, leading figure within the Constitution Party, and the only woman ever to stand in an Egyptian presidential election, joined Twitter in January 2010, and is the only woman in our top ten most followed list.
Tweeting in Arabic and English, Ismail is active on Twitter, commenting on political and social issues, her activities, and publishing her official statements.
Ismail follows over 600 accounts, mostly activists and journalists in Egypt.
Her most recent tweet was an old photo of her with her sons Shady and Nour.
Coming closer to the end of #2014 , this 22-year-old picture.. http://t.co/XovjQO3OA0 pic.twitter.com/FcedpmvVvD” #2014 #egypt #women
— Gameela Ismail (@GameelaIsmail) December 23, 2014
10. Amr Moussa - @AmreMoussa
Number of followers: More than 1.2 million
Following: 28 accounts
Number of tweets: 2,460
Moussa, a former foreign minister under Hosni Mubarak and presidential candidate in the elections after his ouster, joined Twitter in February 2011. He uses his Twitter account to publish his official statements and activities.
Moussa follows only 28 accounts on Twitter, mostly from Egyptian and international newspapers and news websites.
During his presidential campaign in 2012, the account was active, attracting thousands of retweets from supporters. These days, his posts get dozens of retweets.
In a recent tweet, the former secretary-general of the Arab League congratulated Tunisians on their presidential elections results, in a series of tweets praising the electoral process there.