Egypt's Ex- Muslim Atheist Has Gone Missing. Are Gov Using his Twitter Account?

Published May 13th, 2018 - 12:24 GMT
Sherif Gaber, born in 1993 /AFP
Sherif Gaber, born in 1993 /AFP

Sherif Gaber is an Egyptian blogger and activist who is well known for his views on atheism. After previous arrests and problems with the Egyptian authorities in 2013 and 2015, his whereabouts are now unknown.

On May the 7th, Gaber tweeted that he is “4 days in hell. I'm free. Okay. In Egypt.” The way this tweet is written suggests that it may have been the Egyptian government taking over his twitter account.  

Maryam Namazie, a political activist and rights campaigner, replied asking Sherif to confirm that he is safe. At the time of writing, Gaber has not replied.

Current Whereabouts

Gaber's whereabouts are still unknown. Whether he is safe or not, people who follow Sherif Gaber will remain suspicious, speculating that he may have been tortured, or even killed, by the Egyptian government. Until we know for sure, we cannot help but wonder, when will Freedom of Speech become possible in the Middle East?

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