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Why this is important

Wael Abbas is an Egyptian blogger who has been a pioneer in utilizing blogs for citizen journalism since 2004, won international awards for that, he has been covering activism news in Egypt on twitter since 2007, one of the very first subscribers to the service, his account covered revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, Iran and many other places.

He has been active against torture, he was the first to expose Egyptian police brutality and was the first to take it to court, he has always been against hate speech, contrary he was always target for bullies and death threats.

He had over 350 thousand followers including International figures and UN organizations, his archive is very important for researchers whether in history or politics or human rights, he documented and posted thousands of photos, videos and live streams of political activism in Egypt not only during the revolution but for the last ten years.

Wael’s twitter account helped save lives, reported injuries, warned against raids, campaigned for detainees, raised funds, offered tactical help not only to Egyptians but to activists all over the world.

his account has been followed by Amnesty International, UNICEF, UN Human Rights, HRW, FIDH, CPJ, all of whom will never tolerate hate speech.

Twitter deleting his account which documented life in Egypt for 10 years in politics, activism, atrocities, corruption and revolution is exactly like Hitler burning books.

A treasure for researchers has been lost, this is what some of those researchers already said, over 250.000 tweets, dozens of thousands of pictures, videos and live streams from the middle of every crisis in Egypt with date stamp on them.

Reporting on people who got tortured, killed or missing, live coverage of events as they happened in the street, calls for help or action, calls for doctors or supplies or lawyers, every tweet he tweeted when getting arrested or in custody or when stopped at the airport, all those moments will be lost.

Posted December 18, 2017
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