Activist and blogger Abdel-Fattah has to turn himself in at a local police station every day at 6 p.m. and remain in a cell until 6 a.m. AFP / Khaled DESOUKI
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The days and nights of Alaa Abdel-Fattah, Egypt's leading dissident, follow a disorienting rhythm where he is freed every morning from a filthy police cell and then jailed again at sunset. It is a harrowing routine that forces Abdel Fattah, 37, to measure out his life in one-hour increments for the next five years as he copes with a draconian probation period after being released from full-time prison in March."There isn't a moment throughout the day when probation does not consume me or I think of it," he told AFP in his first interview with international media since his release.After serving his five-year term for demonstrating against a restrictive 2013 protest law, he now has to turn himself in to a police station near his home at 6 p.m. every evening and stay overnight in a cell there until 6 a.m.
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