This is a video about Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, at a demonstration against the Mubarak dictatorship in 2007.
From Al Jazeera:
Egypt’s veteran poet Ahmed Negm passes away
Negm, whose songs were iconic of the 2011 revolution, was an outspoken critic of Egypt’s former regimes.
Last updated: 03 Dec 2013 08:41
Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egypt’s famous poet, died early on Tuesday in Cairo at the age of 84 after a long battle with illness, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported, citing publisher Mohamed Hashem.
Hashem said Negm’s funeral ceremony will take place at Old Cairo’s famous mosque Al-Hussien, after noon prayers.
Known for his sarcasm and sharp tongue, Negm was a vocal critic of deposed president Hosni Mubarak‘s regime.
His poems had also gotten him jailed by Egypt‘s late president Anwar Sadat, and were banned off state-owned media.
However, the songs he wrote were prevalent in the 2011 uprising.
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EGYPT: Rights group head Gamal Eid said yesterday that security forces had confiscated a publication by his group, accusing it of seeking to overthrow the government.
The Arab Network for Human Rights Information head said 1,000 copies of his centre’s digest Wasla, or Link, were seized at the print shop and a worker on the press arrested.
Security officials told lawyers the publication was part of a plan to “overthrow the regime.” Mr Eid called the accusations “ludicrous.”