Egyptian Activist Ahmed Salah on his Odyssey from Revolutionary to Exilee

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at 10:00 AM
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian demonstrators gather in Cairo's landmark Tahrir square during a protest calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on July 1, 2013.  (Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images)

In 2011, Ahmed Salah stood in Cairo's Tahrir Square alongside thousands of other protesters he helped organize
against the autocratic regime of Hosni Mubarak. It was a joyous moment for Salah, who had endured years of
arrests, beatings and mock executions as a democratic activist in Egypt. But the joy was short lived: soon after the
protests, Salah narrowly avoided an assassination attempt and was forced to flee to the United States. He joins us
to discuss his book, "You Are Under Arrest for Masterminding the Egyptian Revolution" and his struggle to make
a life in San Francisco.

 

Guests:

Ahmed Salah, co-author of "You Are Under Arrest for Masterminding the Egyptian Revolution"

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