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Ahmed Maher


Ahmed Maher is an Egyptian activist who led protests against Mohamed Morsi. He has been in jail since 2013 for protesting against anti-demonstration laws introduced by Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Comment: Suffering from the corrupt policies of subsequent regimes and the impact of economic liberalism, Egyptians have been taking to the streets since 1977, says Ahmed Maher.

02 June, 2015

Comment: Criticism should be a part of any healthy public debate, but critical voices in Egypt are struggling to make themselves heard, says Ahmed Maher.

15 May, 2015

Comment: When so much of what Egyptians are told is what their leaders want them to hear, is it any wonder that they don't believe anything, says Ahmed Maher.

14 April, 2015

Comment: Rights movement continues to fight for its objectives and peacefully oppose injustice, says Ahmed Maher, one of group's founders.

06 April, 2015

Comment: Mubarak's policies of prosperity for the wealthy and penury for the poor drove the Egyptian revolution that forced him from power. Does Sisi really expect any different?

25 March, 2015

Comment: Egyptian society is becoming increasingly more violent and brutal as it itself is brutalized.

17 March, 2015

Comment: Ahmed Maher, co-founder of the 6 April youth movement that organised protests leading to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's ousting, discusses corruption in the Egyptian judicial system.

15 February, 2015

Comment: Egypt has a minister transitional justice. So where is he and what has he done, asks Ahmed Maher, as he sits in a jail cell for opposing Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's anti-protest laws.

06 February, 2015

Egyptian activist Ahmed Maher organised protests against Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Three years later the army is back in control, and Maher is in prison. Here, he writes from solitary confinement.

04 December, 2014