al-Fattah was one of the front men during the arab spring of 2011 when the country's then-president Hosni Mubarak was deposed. He was released on Friday from the Tora prison in southern Cairo and united with his family.
On social media, writes al-Fattahs sisters: ”Alaa is free”.
now to be under strict monitoring for five years, which includes-among other things, that he every night to sleep inside in at the local police station, according to a poliskälla.
A range of actors, writers, singers and bloggers have been arrested in the massive crackdown led by president Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi, with military help deposed the democratically elected islamistiske president mohamed Morsi.
al-Sisi was re-elected last year, with 97 per cent of the votes in an election that lacked credible challengers and have condemned as farcical by the international observers.