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After Arab Spring, Activist In Exile Finds Home In Connecticut

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Chion Wolf
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Connecticut Public Radio
Esam Boraey - Connecticut resident originally from Egypt

During the Arab Spring, young Egyptians took to the streets, calling for the end of dictatorship in their country. It worked: former President Hosni Mubarak would leave. But today, eight years later, Egypt is more repressive than ever.

Connecticut resident Esam Boraey was one of those young Egyptians who led the movement for change, long before the revolution. His decision would eventually force him to flee his country.

This hour we sit down with Boraey to hear how he restarted his life in America, and his hope for Egypt’s future.

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  • Esam Boraey - Connecticut resident originally from Egypt

Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on July 8, 2019.