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PHOTO GALLERY: Egyptian activists on hunger strike, behind bars - Who's Who?

Ahmed Gamal Zeiada
A journalist for pro-Morsi Yaqeen news network, Ahmed Gamal Zeiada has been in prison since December 2013. He was arrested while covering clashes at Al-Azhar University. He is accused of being a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (Photo: Courtesy of Ahmed Gamal Zeiada's Facebook account)
Mohamed Soltan
26 year-old Soltan was arrested during the dispersal of the pro-Morsi Rabaa Al-Adawiya camp in August 2013. The Egyptian-American declared a hunger strike on January and has sought to appeal to both the Egyptian and American government for his release(Photo: Courtesy of Freedom for the Brave Facebook page)
Ibrahim El-Yamani
Ibrahim Al-Yamani is senior at Al-Azhar University's school of medicine who was arrested in clashes between Morsi loyalists and the police in August 2013 (Photo: Courtesy of El-Horreya Lel Gedan Facebook page)
Hamada El-Noby, commonly known as 'Noby' was arrested during demonstrations against military trials at the Shura Council in 2013. "Noby" began a hunger strike after 75 days in prison (Photo: Courtesy of El-Horreya Lil Gedan Facebook page)
Karima El-Serafy
Karima E-Sarafy, daughter of former Morsi aide Amin El-Serafy, was arrested last March. The 20-year old is on trial for allegedly leaking national security documents to a foreign country (Photo: Courtesy of Facebook)
Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel
Political activists and founders of 6 April Movement Ahmed Douma (C) and Mohamed Adel (L) look on from behind bars in Abdeen court in Cairo on 22 December 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
Sana Seif
Jailed activist Sanaa Seif, dressed in white prison garb, at her father Ahmed Seif El-Islam's funeral, Thursday, August 28, 2014 (Photo: Ramy Rasmy)
Alaa Abdel-Fattah
Prominent Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah is surrounded by supporters after his release on bail from detention in Cairo Tuesday 26 March 2014. Abdel-Fattah has recently returned to prison to serve a 15 year prison sentence which is being appealed. He, along with 'Nouby' was arrested during November protests against military trials (Photo: Courtesy of AP)

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leila fawzi
29-08-2014 02:50pm
When will it all end????
What a shame to have such promising young people behind bars. The country is the poorer for keeping them in prison instead of taking advantage of all what they have to offer to get Egypt out of this seemingly never ending state of decline. Here is hoping against hope that this dark period will soon come to an end. Shame on all of those responsible for this most unfortunate situation. Long live Egypt FREE!!!
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