Many people believe that Mohamed Soltan is a hero and champion of human rights. Someone who went on a hunger strike after being imprisoned for what was thought to be political reasons, in which the Obama administration fought for his release. However, Mohamed Soltan is far from a hero and definitely far from a champion of human rights.
His father Salah Sultan, was known as a top Islamic Deputy for the Muslim Brotherhood. His father have claimed that he wants “To live happily. To die as a martyr.” He was also known to have said many controversial comments about eradicating the west, oppressing women and have been prominent in preaching radical ideology through his political power. His father also was caught in a television interview praising Osama Bin Laden.
Muhammad Soltan's friend whom he is advocating the release for is "Alaa Abd El-Fattah" who is in prison for extremely legitimate reasons including torching an presidential campaign's headquarters.
You think Muhammad Soltan was just tied to bad people and somehow got innocently in the mix of all this. However, I don't think that could be the case. He was arrested for protesting the removal of Muslim brotherhood leader and former president Muhammad Morsi. Morsi was a dictator who one time allowed military tanks to run over Coptic Christians. Many Muslim Brotherhood leaders also went on to commit a series of acts of terrors and domestic acts of violence throughout that time period. If you support a regime like that, no wonder you get arrested.
I am not saying the way he Soltan have been treated is right either as much as presenting to you the entire story. The media should stop saying half the facts and completely ignore a series of important details tied to it.