2012 Election - Darla Hueske Photography
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The followers of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman have set up this encampment to claim that he is innocent of charges and should be released. The area this group occupies continues to grow over the months and the posters have become more prominent.
Cairo: Followers of Sheikh Adb El Rahman

Abdel Rahman is accused of being the leader of Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (also known as "The Islamic Group"), a militant Islamist movement in Egypt that is considered a terrorist organization by the United States and Egyptian governments. Known in the United States as "The Blind Sheikh", he is currently serving a life sentence at the Butner Medical Center, North Carolina.

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