s3.amazonaws.com-policymic-images-a7a1e0c9bf34bbbdaff528b82bbeed5b7c927435491948b03210afeb64a2cee4Look What’s Happening in the Country That Just Got $1.5 Billion of Your Taxpayer Dollars, PolicyMic

The U.S. just gave $1.5 billion in aid to a country that is engaged in a brutal crackdown on protesters…

 

… Two weeks ago three Al-Jazeera journalists were arrested and are still in detention. A rise in violence in Egypt over recent years has made it the third most deadly countries for journalists. In 2013, six journalists were killed while covering the clashes between Egyptian security forces and demonstrators.

 

Well-known youth activists Ahmed Maher and Mohammed Adel are currently in jail. Maher and Adel are co-founders of the April 6 Youth Movement, which was a large part of the protests that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Well-known blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah was arrested in December and has been held ever since…

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