Last week, police arrested Ahmed Maher and about 14 other online critics who had organized through the social networking website.
Islamist opponents from the Muslim Brotherhood argue that the law imposes foreign values on Egyptians.
Ahmed Maher says he was arrested and tortured by Egyptian authorities for starting a group on the popular social-networking site that was intended to support a nationwide strike.
A 'bread crisis' that broke out in January has not subsided despite government efforts.
At Cairo's elite American University, the Bussy Project addresses thornier issues confronting women across the Muslim world.
The opposition Muslim Brotherhood, facing repression, failed to harness growing public discontent.
This weekend's Arab League gathering of Middle East and North African countries in Syria is expected to be a display in regional divisions.
President Hosni Mubarak's regime is clamping down on the banned opposition group ahead of next month's local elections.
Cairo is working hard for a cease-fire, partly to curb Iran's growing clout.
Meeting in Cairo fails to mend the divide between President Abbas and Hamas over Gaza border.
Alleged weapons smuggling in tunnels underneath the Egypt-Gaza border has become a major sticking point amid President Bush's new push for peace in the Middle East.
The Arab League's secretary-general flies into Beirut this week in an effort to end the country's presidential stalemate.